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The Book of Revelation, chapter 12, tells us of a pregnant Woman Clothed with the Sun, wailing in birth pangs. It also tells us before St. Michael flung the dragon to the earth, he pursued the winged Sun Lady to devour her and her royal child of God. But in the last moment, they are snatched away to safety.
Many have speculated that this story connects to the great celestial sign pointing to a series of future calamities which are unfolding before our eyes. These stories, symbols, and archetypes point to an emerging revelation about humanity’s secret past and ultimate destiny.
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As it turns out, the Bible has many indictments against the cabal of global elite movers and shakers of the global reset:
28 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!
2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.
3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.
5 In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people,
6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
In Isaiah 29:15-17, we read the following verses:
15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
Further onward we read more indictments.
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
“There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.” – Ezekiel 22:55.
9 And the Lord said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
10 They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.
11 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them. – Jeremiah 11:9-11
12 “Don’t call everything a conspiracy, like they do, and don’t live in dread of what frightens them.
13 Make the LORD of Heaven’s Armies holy in your life. He is the one you should fear. He is the one who should make you tremble.
14 He will keep you safe. But to Israel and Judah he will be a stone that makes people stumble, a rock that makes them fall. And for the people of Jerusalem he will be a trap and a snare. – Isaiah 8:12-14
Revelation 18:23 tells us that the “kings of the earth” are involved in dark sorcery.
“And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”
This is the essence of the complete inversion of all universal truths in view of the coming “great reset”. The world flips on its axis and transforms itself when the world faces the Sun in a different direction—where chaos is transformed into order when its hit by the Primeval Light when these two elements of reality interact with one another.
In late May, a few days after Barrack Obama made his graduation speech on television—inviting the world to “join us” in the coming reset—the United States found itself at the center of a trigger event viz. the ritual sacrifice of George Floyd (see his double-headed phoenix tattoo) that sparked a fury of protests and riots with communist brown-shirt gangs like BLM and Antifa. Roughly at the same time, there was also been a slew of videos of people recording demonic sky quake howls. Surely, there must be a connection. In synchronistic fashion, according to Wikipedia, the name George refers to the theophoric name which comes from “Zeus Georgos,”—an early title of the Greek god Zeus. Floyd refers to the Irish surname which also means “flood”. In other words, the Anti-Christ will come in like a flood. This is essentially a widespread anarcho-ritual sacrifice leading up to a second Civil War. This is all being fed into something called the “Black Awakening.” The mass “bending of the knee” of police officers and the military reminds us of what Tracy Twyman revealed in F.A.K.E. News: Unboxing the Compass.
Returning again to Anthropogenesis, Blavatsky quotes Herodotus saying that those of “Atlantes” were known to ‘daily cursed the sun at his rising and at his setting because his excessive heat scorched and tormented them.’ She then quotes her own (presumably channeled) commentaries, stating:
‘They (the sixth sub-race of the Atlanteans) used magic incantations even against the Sun’—failing in which, they cursed it. The sorcerers of Thessaly were credited with the power of calling down the moon, as Greek history assures us.
This fits right in with the subject matter of Genuflect, as well as the depictions of Baphomet discovered and reproduced by Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall in Mysterium Baphometis Revelatum, which he believed to be actual Templar artifacts. On those, we see “Mete,” a hermaphroditic (and thus more accurate to the original) version of the Persian-Roman goddess Cybele, pulling the Sun and the Moon (shown inverted) down from the sky. Or, at least, that’s been my interpretation of it for some time. Considering the fact that the Sun and Moon are shown upside-down while Mete is standing upright, and the cuffs of the shackles connected to them are not directly connected to her legs, there could be more to it.
After all, this image in particular seems to have been what inspired Eliphas Levi to draw Baphomet in the way that he did. In color versions of this plate, we see the demon’s right hand forming the mano pantea with his first three fingers (a sign of benediction), pointing them upward at a golden crescent that appears floating above it, screen left. Meanwhile, the left hand, forming the same gesture but pointed downward (making it, thus, a sign of malediction, or cursing) is aimed at a darker, reddish-brown crescent located below it, screen right (the same color the Moon takes when there’s a lunar eclipse).
Levi’s own writings explain the attitude in which he depicts Baphomet in his book Dogma and Ritual of High Magic as “his two hands forming the sign of hermetism, the one pointing up to the white moon of Chesed, the other pointing down to the black one of Geburah.” Thus, these two crescents are usually explained by occult writers as being “the waxing and waning Moon.”
However, consider the fact that in the color version of the picture, one of the crescents resembles exactly what the Sun looks like during the solar eclipse, and the other one has the same color as an eclipsed Moon. It seems to me that this picture is telling us something about the nature of these celestial events. Also, it seems that the symbolism is connected to the original “Templar” depiction of Mete found by Hammer-Purgstall. The Sun and Moon both being eclipsed simultaneously is equivalent in symbolism to them being pulled down and/or overturned, as we see in the Mete image. Worthy of note here is the fact that other idols of Mete reproduced by Hammer-Purgstall are covered with depictions of the patterns of multiple crescents of sunlight that appear on the ground and other things during a total solar eclipse (called “shadow bands”).
Then think about exactly what Herodotus said about the people of “Atlantes,” whom Blavatsky equates with the Atlanteans. He said that they tried and failed to control the Sun. This is perhaps what Baphomet is trying to do with his upward-pointing hand raised towards it in a spell-casting gesture). But they were successful in bringing down the Moon (which is perhaps what Baphomet is doing with his downward-pointing hand).
This same symbolism is also reflected—perhaps not coincidentally—the path of the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 when drawn on a US map. I produced a video about Hurricane Irma and the Germanic legend of Irminsul, the pillar that holds up the sky in that mythology. In it, I explained symbolism I saw in the eclipse in regards to the present and future status of the United States of America.
It involves the same symbolism as the civil war: cutting the country in half, dividing the South from the North, and pitting the black against the white (symbolically, light versus darkness). I also mentioned that both the hurricane and the eclipse had the metaphorical effect of “cutting off Florida.” (I did not mention Manly P. Hall’s theory that Florida is the “Isle of Saturn” that Plutarch wrote about, implicitly connecting the Americas to the legend of Atlantis.)
I will now suggest to you potential aspects of these symbolic connections that you might not have considered. To me, the eclipse represented the same gesture that takes place at the culmination of the rooftop sex ritual in Genuflect when the character representing the old Sun is forced to bow down to the new Sun. I see this encoded in several aspects, including the slanted path of the eclipse itself when plotted on a US map, which brings to my mind a figure on bended knee. I see the United States half-genuflecting (on one knee only) to something that has dominated it. This is the position that Shu, the Egyptian equivalent to Atlas, takes when holding up the sky. This is directly relevant to America’s probable role as both the old and “New” Atlantis. Basically, the idea is that just as Atlas purportedly upholds the heavens, Atlantis, as a fallen realm, is now holding up a realm built on top of it. Blavatsky makes some interesting points that seem relevant here, citing the work of nineteenth-century Irish scholar Sir Theodore Martin. She writes:
Atlas is said to have been compelled to leave the surface of the earth, and join his brother Iapetos in the depths of Tartarus. Sir Theodore Martin is right in interpreting this allegory as meaning, Atlas ‘standing on the solid floor of the inferior hemisphere of the universe and thus carrying at the same time the disc of the earth and the celestial vault — the solid envelope of the superior hemisphere’ . . . (Memoires de l‘Academie des Inscriptions, p. 176). For Atlas is Atlantis which supports the new continents and their horizons on its ‘shoulders.’
Perhaps, then, you can imagine what went through my mind when, for the second year in a row, the Masonically-significant date of September 23 was marked with public reenactments of the mourning ritual that Masons do for their imaginary hero Hiram Abiff (a stand-in for the demons who are said to have built it). I am of course referring to the kneeling protests that started the football seasons both this year and last, but appear to have much more momentum this year.
September 23 is the date on which Freemasons observe the Autumnal Equinox, marked as the date on the screen-right pillar on their Royal Arch tracing boards, and the Vernal Equinox marked off on the screen-left pillar, with the keystone joining them at the top of the arch (or sometimes shown removed to let in the rays of the Hyperuranian Sun). It’s also the date that the ladder of seven steps leads to, according to The Secret Societies of All Ages & Countries—Volume 2, by Charles William Heckethorn. But there’s much more, for September 23 is also the date on which Freemasons observe the martyrdom of Hiram. The Masonic ritual revealing the mysteries of Hiram involves half-genuflection to his body, lying dead in a shallow grave.
Just in time for Sol Invictus Day, we have the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn, exactly on the Winter Solstice, December 21st. From our vantage point, this alignment will create a radiant point of light referred to as the “Star of Bethlehem”. This is significant because I explained about Jupiter’s connection with the Winter Solstice in The Sun Lady Unveiled, tying in the Christian historian and Theologian Sextus Julius Africanus’ Narrative of Events Happening in Persia on the Birth of Christ, which is mainly about the journey of the Magi from the East for the Annunciation. The text connects Juno with the Virgin Mary and Jupiter with Jesus Christ as the divine child. Everything is coming clearly into focus that these signs are the culmination of the Revelation 12 sign and the Dragon, Saturn/Satan, standing before the Sun Lady about to give birth to the child, Jupiter as explained in-depth in my book The Sun Lady Unveiled.
Jupiter is one of many identities associated with the child based on the Revelation 12-star sign that occurred on September 23, 2017, and Saturn is the one known to devour children. Melchizedek is another Jewish representation of Jupiter/Zeus as well. What all this represents ultimately is a turf war between Christ and Satan as represented by Michael casting out the Great Dragon to the Earth. This is similar to the themes expressed in Hesiod’s Theogony, which not only explains the origins of the cosmos in a Greek mythological lens but also the Titanomachy, or War of the Titans, which is about the Olympian gods casting down the Titans of Atlantis, who are punished by being consigned to Tartarus. Atlas himself is forced to hold the heavens, as well, for his punishment.
In my book The Sun Lady Unveiled, I mentioned the “bifurcation of the timelines.” I think this alludes to the idea of the Christian “rapture” or what many in New Age circles call “ascension.” Perhaps this eclipse will, in turn split reality. In many instances on my blog, I have made many references to Saturn. And I suspect because of Saturn’s return, many things that were “things of the past” will eventually be “things of the future” since appear to be entrapped in a cyclical, eternal time loop symbolized by the Ouroboros. In my book The Sun Lady Unveiled, I go into the apparent origins of the Antichrist and point out that when he desecrates the temple of God, he in fact (albeit temporarily) becomes the ruler and Cosmocrator of the world. Connect this with the rise of the Saturn cult, the result of this move is hard to fathom but it is also the height or culmination of Saturn’s empire over the universe. In the end, however, he too, like so many titans before him are consigned to Tartarus.
Returning to the Throne of God, we already saw that this is the axis mundi or tree that supports all existence, as Revelation reveals. Elsewhere in scripture, we find the idea of an Antichrist figure bring about an “abomination of desolation.” The prophet Daniel speaks of desecrated temples and desolate temples (11: 31; 9:17), as destroyed temples (9:26) by the Antichrist, through his abomination of desolation.
“Forces from him shall appear and profane the temple and fortress, and shall take away the continual burnt offering. And they shall set up the abomination that makes desolate.” Daniel 11:31 (RSV-CE).
Jesus also acknowledges Daniel’s prophecy, in His famous dissertation on “the signs of His [second] coming and of the end of the world” in Matthew chapter 24, he says: “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place”— the Jewish temple in Jerusalem—“whoever reads [the book of Daniel], let them understand” (Matthew 24:15). Let us also remember the words of 2 Thessalonians 4-9 (NRSV) about the man of lawlessness (which sounds like Belial’s epithet):
4 He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God. 5 Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you? 6 And you know what is now restraining him, so that he may be revealed when his time comes. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but only until the one who now restrains it is removed. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will destroy with the breath of his mouth, annihilating him by the manifestation of his coming.
Interestingly, there are connections between the Antichrist and Jesus’s judgments in the Gospels. Jesus warned the unrepentant cities of Chorazin and Bethsaida, the inhabitants of whom witnessed first-hand His miracles but did not believe in Him, that the judgment on those Jewish cities would be greater than that of the wicked pagan cities of Tyre and Sidon (Matthew 11:20-22; Luke 10:13).
In occultism, some have theorized that the atomic bomb Los Alamos Trinity site is the new Chorazin, which is the black city from which the Antichrist will be born (or has been born or summoned through operations of Satanists like Jack Parsons) and also connects the Thelemic Devil, Choronzon with Chorazin. Choronzon also has many similarities with Samael and Ialdabaoth of Gnosticism and John Dee’s channeling. John Dee himself viewed the Book of Revelation as a ritual magic text and the perfect channel to usher in the Apocalypse.
Recently, there have been mysterious sightings of monoliths resembling the one shown in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
As mentioned in my previous post, there are two cubes that exist as the Heavenly Jerusalem and the Saturnian cube that arises out of the infernal City of Nod. When the cubes meet the world we know will be destroyed except for those inside the white cube of the New Jerusalem, the shining city that lands on earth after all of the turmoil and suffering after the events of the apocalypse have passed.
The black /cube prism somehow (alchemically) changes the nature of light, it circles around Saturn and comes back to the moon to do another loop. This is what I believe the black monolith of 2001: A Space Odyssey, represents and perhaps can be connected to the stones of acquittal per Revelation and Zechariah. The monolith could also be a black inversion of the holy stones and instead, a cursed object in which Kronos or Saturn or whatever demiurgical power guides creation on the course of evolution to eventually merge with it. Tracy Twyman in Killing God to Become Godtells us more about the significance of the Monolith.
Before the “Spiders from Mars,” Bowie had earlier confessed his true status with his second album, 1969’s Space Oddity, which he released just days prior to the Apollo 11 Moon landing. He said it was based on the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Now here he was dropping a major clue, because in actuality, 2001: A Space Odyssey was based on him, David Bowie. The character’s name in the film is “David Bowman.” It is based on Crowley’s ritual of the “Equinox of the Gods,” which is about the destruction of the Universe, killing the Creator, and crowning a new God.
The director for 2001, Stanley Kubrick, is suspected by many of having been the filmmaker of the allegedly fake Moon landing movies. His last film, Eyes Wide Shut, was about secret elite sex parties. The co-author of the script was Arthur C. Clarke, an accused pedophile with ties to all sorts of elites, such as Rupert Murdoch. He was about to be knighted by Prince Charles when news broke of his crimes, sparking protests in Sri Lanka, where he was living. (Rupert Murdoch spiked the story.)
The theme for the film is Also Sprach Zarathustra, a song in reference to the Nietzsche book Thus Spake Zarathustra, also about killing God, bringing forth a deified race of men to rule instead.
The “Equinox” ritual that I believe 2001 is based on is supposed to be performed during the Vernal Equinox. However, it is a more cosmic equinox that is commemorated here. It is when all the planetary gods “align” and are made “equal,” thus cancelling each other out and destroying existence.
This planetary alignment is shown at the end of the film 2001, in the sequence called “Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite.”
The ritual clearly describes what is supposed to happen when this occurs. The characters in the ritual all represent planetary deities. “Saturn” kills an entity identified as “Osiris/Jesus,” and then declares an end to Mankind, God, and the physical universe:
♄: The Voice of the Lord upon the Waters: the Terror of God upon Mankind. The voice of the Lord maketh the Skies to tremble: the Stars are troubled: the Aires fall. Cursed, cursed be the Earth, for her iniquity is great. Oh Lord! Let Thy Mercy be lost in the great Deep! Open thine eyes of Flame and Light, O God, upon the wicked! Lighten thine Eyes! The Clamour of Thy Voice, let it smite down the Mountains! Let us not see it! Cover we our eyes, lest we see the End of Man. Close we our ears, lest we hear the cry of Woman. Let none speak of it: let none write it!29 No! d : No! c : No! ♄ : All is changed! d : All is confounded! c : Naught is ordered! ♄ : The white is stained with blood! d : The black is kissed of the Christ! c : Return! ♄ : Return!30 Tremble ye, O Pillars of the Universe, for Eternity is in travail of a Terrible Child; she shall bring forth an universe of Darkness, whence shall leap forth a spark that shall put his father to flight. d : The Obelisks are broken! c : The stars have rushed together! d : The Light hath plunged into the Abyss: c : The Heavens are mixed with Hell! ♄ : My Father shall not hear their Noise: His ears are closed: His eyes are covered with the clouds of Night. d : The End! c : The End! ♄ : The End! For the Eye of Shiva He hath opened: the Universe is naked before Him: for the Aeon of Saturn leaneth toward the Bosom of Death!31 ♂: It is a new chaos that thou findest here: chaos for thee: for us it is the skeleton of a New Truth!32 I have opened mine eye, and the universe is dissolved before me, for force is mine upper eye-lid and matter is my lower eye-lid. I gaze into the seven spaces, and there is naught.
Note that a statue of this Hindu god of “creation and destruction,” Shiva, who is said to destroy the universe when he opens his eye, stands in front of the particle accelerator at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, which many people have accused of being a plot to “open a portal to Hell.” They are, admittedly, trying to create “mini-universes,” having already allegedly discovered the “God particle.”
In the film 2001, there is a mysterious “monolith” found on the Moon, which is discovered to be emitting a signal directly to another Monolith that is floating around Jupiter, next to its moon Europa. Originally, Arthur C. Clarke wanted this planet to be Saturn. It was Kubrick’s choice to make it Jupiter, and I believe there are symbolic reasons for that. However, Clarke ended up rushing out a book version of the story which came out before the film, largely because he felt the original choice of Saturn was important.
If you think about it, showing two objects sharing radio signals between Saturn and the Moon is a perfect way to depict what a lot of people think is actually going on in our experience of the universe. As I mentioned in my article Prince, David Bowie, David Icke, Philip K. Dick, and the Saturn Simulation, David Icke and others think we are living in an illusion generated by radio waves from Saturn, and amplified by the Moon.
In 2001, after the planets are shown aligning, with the monolith included, David Bowman presumably enters “the infinite,” as the sequence title suggests. We see his eye, and we see his point of view. It seems like he is departiclized, “torn apart” (like Ziggy Stardust and Zagreus/Dionysus), with special effects suggesting this. This matches up with the practices of numerous cults in which higher adepts are instructed on how to ascend through the heavenly spheres when they die (each corresponding to a planet), and after conquering each of these gods, emerge into a higher sphere of reality, or as some saw it, create a universe of their own. (This isn’t much different from Mormon doctrine on the afterlife, actually.) Clearly, this is what is being depicted here.
After being dematerialized, David Bowman is reborn as a god. We see stellar formations coalescing to form a fetus, sparked by the ejection of stellar “sperm.” An actual, human-looking baby fetus forms, but as the film closes, we see the baby right next to a blue planet, to scale, as though they are the same size, as is also shown on the movie poster for the film’s sequel, 2010 (although the planet shown there is Jupiter).
The New Age of Aquarius is not only ruled by Saturn as a disciplinary figure but also by Uranus as a rebel, as the Grand Lodge Communitas Saturni makes this connection known:
The Saturn Gnosis implies that a man or a woman as microcosm is the reflected image of the macrocosm. Humans therefore possess the complete creative potentiality of the universe. This is expressed in the sentence “Every man and every woman is a star”. Now it is necessary to evolve this powerful and mighty potentiality within and to find the own true will. This is expressed in the Law of THELEMA which goes: “Do what thou wilt is the whole of the Law! There is no Law but: Do what thou wilt!” In the past ages quite a few people were able to perceive and to follow that, but there is a collective interest in the Age of Aquarius that will enable more people to translate the Law of Thelema into action.
The alternative is slavery and suppression by the dying Christian god, whose image has been maintained by the agony of his followers during the last 2000 years. The fading Age of Pisces has been ruled astrologically and/or astrosophically by the realms of Jupiter and Neptune. But this power, or in the diction of the Saturn Gnosis, this Demiurge has come to an end.
The dawning Age of Aquarius is influenced by Saturn and Uranus. Uranus as a revolutionist is the symbol for the upheaval of the dogmata and self-made laws. The Demiurge Saturn symbolises limits as well as the expansion of the human ego and its evolution. Furthermore, Saturn shows the individual path of the ego according to the Law of Thelema. The Saturn Gnosis also describes that the solar principle, the ego, is an essence of Saturn. To say it metaphorically, the essence of Saturn is the sun, and the essence of the sun is Saturn. This analogy reminds of the symbol of Yin and Yang, each including the contrary principle within. So now we have reached light and darkness, a central term of Gnosticism. The Saturn Gnosis however is about to unite and to rule the principles of dualism up to highest standards.
In Carl Jung’s Aion: Researchers Into the Phenomenology of the Self (p. 74), he specifically mentions the importance of the malefic Saturn and benefic Jupiter astronomical conjunction where they cancel each other off—signaling the universal reset.
Further, that in anno mundi 2365,11 a great conjunction of Saturn (f?) and Jupiter (U ) took place in Pisces. 12 These two great planets, he says, are also the most important for the destiny of the world, and especially for the destiny of the Jews. The conjunction took place three years before the birth of Moses. (This is of course legendary.) Abarbanel expects the coming of the Messiah when there is a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Pisces. He was not the first to express such expectations. Four hundred years earlier we find similar pronouncements; for instance, Rabbi Abraham ben Hiyya, who died about 1136, is said to have decreed that the Messiah was to be ex- pected in 1464, at the time of the great conjunction in Pisces; and the same is reported of Solomon ben Gabirol (1 020-70).13 These astrological ideas are quite understandable when one considers that Saturn is the star of Israel, and that Jupiter means the “king” (of justice).
Chiun (Saturn) is mentioned in Amos 5 : 26 as “the star of your god.” 15 James of Sarug (d. 521) says the Israelites worshipped Saturn. The Sabaeans called him the “god of the Jews.” 16 The Sabbath is Saturday, Saturn’s Day. Albumasar 17 testifies that Saturn is the star of Israel. 18 In medieval astrology Saturn was believed to be the abode of the devil. 19 Both Saturn and Ialdabaoth, the demiurge and highest archon, have lion’s faces. Origen elicits from the diagram of Celsus that Michael, the first angel of the Creator, has “the shape of a lion.” 20 He obviously stands in the place of Ialdabaoth, who is identical with Saturn, as Origen points out. 21
Then on p. 76, we read the following:
Unlike Saturn, Jupiter is a beneficent star. In the Iranian view Jupiter signifies life, Saturn death. The conjunction of the two therefore signifies the union of extreme opposites.
What we are dealing with in texts like Revelation is also a culmination of other apocalyptic and wisdom texts, like Enoch and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Paul Davidson in “Michael the Great Prince and Savior of Israel” tells us that Michael, along with other figures in the Bible, like Melchizedek, are different manifestations of the same figure—the Prince of Light.
In Daniel 12:1, he is the Great Prince, prophesied to appear as the deliverer of Israel at the end of the present age. The War Scroll of Qumran, written about a half century after Daniel, describes Michael as the Prince of Light, a warrior angel who will defeat the devil Belial and establish his own kingdom in heaven and on earth.
This is the day appointed by Him for the defeat and overthrow of the Prince of the kingdom of wickedness, and He will send eternal succour to the company of His redeemed by the might of the princely Angel of the kingdom of Michael. …He will raise up the kingdom of Michael in the midst of the gods, and the realm of Israel in the midst of all flesh. (1QM 17.5–9)
And the Prince of Light Thou hast appointed from ancient 10 times to come to our support; [all the sons of righteousness are in his hand], and all the spirits of truth are under his dominion. But Belial, the Angel of Malevolence, Thou hast created for the Pit; his [rule] is in Darkness and his purpose is to bring about wickedness and iniquity. (1QM 13.10)
According to my reading, most scholars agree that Michael and Melchizedek were regarded as two names of the same Prince of Light by the authors of many of the Qumran scrolls.9 Thus, when 2QMelch describes Melchizedek as an eschatological warrior who exacts God’s vengeance against Belial and then reigns as king, we can infer this deliverer also to be Michael, the same Prince of Light (Hannah, pp. 70–72).
John J. Collins, arguably the world’s most renowned scholar of apocalyptic literature, describes the notion of a transcendent savior figure as “perhaps the most significant development in Jewish messianism…in the second century B.C.E.” He notes that Persian influence is “widely and plausibly believed” as having shaped the Jewish dualistic framework of a Prince of Light, Michael, who is balanced by an Angel of Darkness, Belial (Collins 1987, p. 101).
Following the logic and the takeaway message from the author, perhaps Jesus, Michael, Metatron, and Melchizedek are all different facets or incarnations of the Logos. The physical world forces them to break into different frequencies like light through a prism or fractals.
According to demonic exorcist Russ Dizdar, the “Illuminati” have injected their minions in all levels of society, including the media, the military, the police, politics (naturally), and even the mainstream Christian church. In a sense, these people are a fifth-column operation. Connect all this with what was taking place with BLM movements earlier this year with the call to remove all and any religious (that is Christian) iconography that depicts Jesus, St. Michael, Mary, St. Peter, etc. as “white” as well as harassing and assaulting Christian believers, and the razing of all Christian churches (not to mention the draconian restrictions of the gathering of the masses in Churches as well).
In my mind, this all connects to what happened in 2019 with the ritual burning of Notre Dame—the same place that the book Fulcanelli’s Mystery of the Cathedrals is based on. On July 19, 2020, the Nantes cathedral was also set ablaze, as well, echoing what occurred last year in 2019.Le Serpent Rouge (the Red Dragon)contains references to the Flood of Noah, baptism, and alchemy:
This friend, how would you know him? His name is a mystery but his number is that of a famous seal. How can one describe him? Maybe like the pilot of the everlasting Ark of Noah, impassive like a pillar on his white rock looking beyond the black rock towards the south.
Cursing the profane in their ashes and those who follow their ways; returning from the darkness while making the gesture of horror at the abyss into which I had plunged. Here is the proof that I knew the secret of the Seal of Solomon and I had visited the secret places of this Queen. Take Heed my friend, do not add or take away one iota; think and think again, the base lead of my words may contain the purest gold.
Returning again to the white hill, the sky opens its floodgates. Close to me a presence, its feet in the water, like one who has just received the mark of baptism, I turn away again to the east, facing me I see unwinding endlessly by his coils, the enormous Red Serpent mentioned in the documents, rigid and bitter, the huge, unleashed beast at the foot of the white mountain beast becomes scarlet with anger.
I have always thought abyss = chaos and this could be equally thought of as the Flood waters (the Noah apocalypse) and the Lake of Fire (St. John the Divine’s Apocalypse). John the Baptist baptized with water and said the one who came after would baptize with the Holy Ghost and with fire. The Holy Ghost is the Gnosis, the knowledge of the primeval abyss, which can be symbolized equally as either fire or water. You must immerse yourself in it to know it, and you risk drowning or getting burnt. Returning to Fulcanelli’s Mystery of the Cathedrals, he writes about the “double cataclysm” in connection with the French Cyclic Cross of Hendaye’s strange inscription:
In this way we obtain the following strange announcement: I1 est kcrit que la vie se rkfugie en un seul espace (It is written that life takes refuge in a single space) and we learn that a country exists, where death cannot reach man at the terrible time of the double cataclysm. As for the geographical location of this promised land, from which the elite will take part in the return of the golden age, it is up to us to find it. For the elite, the children of Elias, will be saved according to the word of Scripture, because their profound faith, their untiring perseverance in effort, will have earned for them the right to be promoted to the rank of disciples of the Christ-Light. They will bear his sign and will receive from him the mission renewing for regenerated humanity the chain of tradition of humanity which has disappeared.
The online cartoon “I, Pet Goat 2,” also depicts a Jesus-like figure, who many have connected to the Anti-Christ. From what we have seen earlier with the quotation from the OverLords of Chaos website, combining that with the images above—the outcome of all of this should be obvious. Earlier, we’ve touched on the alchemical formula for “Solve et. Coagula” of our current universe into the new aeon. This is what the New World Order represents.
I am not the only one who is suggesting the apocalyptic idea of universal destruction and rebirth. In fact, the website Taileaters tells us something similar.
The church collapsing in on itself is an incredibly symbolic image. Recently people have made connections to how the spiral on the cathedral of Notre Dame collapsed in a very similar way. There are many interpretations of what this scene truly represents. Some believe that this image depicts Jesus as the antichrist, which breaks down modern religion, society, and current ways of thinking. Others feel that this symbolizes Christ breaking free from the restraints of a corrupt church, and making way for a new world. Another widespread impression is that this signifies the end of old ideas and the ushering of a new era.
Moving forward into the sunset, Jesus leaves all previous structure behind him. We see a meteor hit a Pyramid in the horizon, the wake from the first collapse, then takes out the remaining pyramids. This is a representation of starting fresh in the new world.
Notably, the term “Solve et. Coagula” is also mentioned by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano in his open letter to Plus Ultra member President Donald Trump. Luke 21:32-26 (KJV), it tells us that a snare is sprung on the world, which is a reference to the New World Order or the “Global Reset” of the World Economic Forum.
32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
This is all connected to the Global Reset/Fourth Industrial Revolution initiative. This reset is mainly about centralizing power in the One World Order as many conspiracy truthers have been warning for years under the guise of the Green New Deal. In my article, “The Esoteric Meaning of Death In Vegas’s Dirt Music Video” I discuss the overt occult and fascist imagery shown throughout, which also discusses KKK Grand Master and Freemason Albert Pike’s prophecy of the coming “New Æon” ruled over by Lucifer, the Crowned and Conquering Child, also known as “Ra-Hoor-Khuit.” This same entity could also be considered one and the same as the Thelemic idea of the “higher genius” also known as the “Holy Guardian Angel” of the “New Æon” as explained in “Plan 93 from Outer Space” by Peter-Robert Koenig.
Crowley’s (feminine?) Hoor-paar-kraat (Set) was again understood as the HGA; in the Tetragrammaton YHVH Ra-Hoor-Khuit (Horus) corresponded with the Vav, and Hoor-paar-kraat to the Heh final. “This identifies Hoor-paar-kraat with the Aeon of Ma’at.”  Lam ‘sits’ in the Muladhara Chakra’s Bija-Mantra, where the Fiery Serpent (or Kundalini) waits to uncoil. The ‘optical’ union with Lam took place in Lam’s eyes, the region of the Ajna-Chakra (and also the seat of the will).  According to Crowley this corresponded to a sex-magical act in which one became conscious of the Ajna and Muladhara Chakras during orgasm. 
Contact with the HGA was defined as the stage of “reaching critical mass” after doing intensive Abramelin or Liber Samekh exercises. The HGA is the sum total of experience, gathered into this critical mass and then able to take on spontaneous form. 
Contact with the HGA was defined as the stage of “reaching critical mass” after doing intensive Abramelin or Liber Samekh exercises. The HGA is the sum total of experience, gathered into this critical mass and then able to take on spontaneous form.  This contact with the HGA — whether experienced in concrete exterior form, or as the aspirant’s spiritual Higher Self — corresponded with the start of ‘occult puberty’.  For an occultist, it meant that there was no longer any distinction between inner and outer. Evolution demanded that one cast off such old mental habits,  and that humanity should become non-human, as in Crowley’s A.·. A.·., where a kind of superman hatched from the Egg or Babe of the Abyss (that is, the concept of dissolution in occult Qabalah, the bridge between human and divine). Freed of Ego, only this new human creature can help human evolution, and perhaps even that of the universe. [‘Babe of the Abyss’; the whole point being that the Kabbalistic Abyss is the ultimate womb from which the soul is born before progressing to the Supernal Triad of sefiroth (Kether, Chokmah, and Binah) on the Tree of Life. After being born from the Abyss, it first reaches Binah, the ‘Magna Mater’.]
In an article connecting Aleister Crowley, the perpetual flap of UFO’s and Enochian magick called “100 years Ago—Did Crowley Usher in the Modern UFO Wave With An Interdimensional Portal?” by Andrew Arnett, he writes how Kenneth Grant would briefly take over the Ordo Templi Orientis and create a magical ritual invoking Lam by using its egg-shaped portrait as a gateway. Arnett refers to this archived Bibliotecapleyades article, where Arnett does not automatically reveal the true intent of such rituals but the later does, stating that the ritual is aimed at creating an astral egg-shaped “bubble”—much like an alchemical ark—to travel to parallel dimensions.
Discussions of Eggs and “safe spaces” reminds me of the cocooned Matrix-like future of technology that is quickly engulfing all around us. In William Bramley’s The Gods of Eden (p. 193), the author connects UFO’s with pandemics (see the quote below). The TV Show Ancient Aliens even did an episode about it, connecting comets and asteroids with omens involving mass pandemics like the Black Death.
… UFOs (i.e. the Custodial society) have bombarded the human race with deadly diseases. This evidence is particularly intriguing when we consider claims made by a number of modern UFO contactees who say that they are relaying messages to mankind from the UFO society. Some of them claim that UFOs are here to help mankind and that UFOs will eradicate disease on Earth. The UFO civilization reportedly has no disease. If the Custodial civilization is indeed so healthy, perhaps it is only because it is not bombarding itself with germ weapons. If UFOs truly intended to bring health to the human race, maybe all they needed to do was to stop spraying infectious biological agents into the air.
Recently, there has been talk of the existence of aliens or a “galactic federation” from Israeli officials, as well.
The OTO Ordo Templi Orientis was the first of the great Old Æon orders to accept The Book of the Law, received by Aleister Crowley in 1904. This book proclaims a New Æon in human thought, culture, and religion. The Æon arises from a single supreme injunction: The Law of Thelema. Speaking of Babylon, Jack Parsons, the Antichrist black magician and Thelemite, also invoked Babalon, the Harlot dark goddess along with Frater H also known as L. Ron Hubbard, as Michael Staley writes in The Babalon Working.
As mentioned earlier, Parsons still considered himself a member of the A.·. A.·. In December 1948 he took the Oath of a Magister Templi, and the name Belarion, Antichrist. This oath was taken in the presence of Wilfred T. Smith, with whom he had evidently retained some sort of relationship. In 1949 he issued The Book of the Antichrist. This is a short text, and in it he relates how he was stripped of everything that he had and was, and then rededicated to Babalon. This was, he considered, a recharging of the current generated by the Babalon Working. He also pledged that the work of The Beast 666 would be fulfilled, and he seems to have seen that work as being, at least in part, a subversion of Christian ethics. He further prophesied that within seven years Babalon would manifest, so bringing his work to fruition.
In the essay, “Dr. John Dee, the Necronomicon & the Cleansing of the World – A Gnostic Trail” by Colin Low, he also tells us more about this coming “New Æon”.
In the book Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic by Nikolas Schreck and Zeena Schreck tells us how both the Beast of Revelation and the Whore/Harlot of Babylon are both derivatives of Ishtar/Inanna/Astarte/Asherah or even Ishtar’s evil sister Ereshkigal. Astaroth is usually the one depicted as female, although he is universally male in the grimoire tradition. Modern occultists usually depict him as female because the name originates from the Sumerian Innana/Astarte/Ishtar. Greenfield also makes the connection between the UFO alien group Ashtar Command with Astaroth, the fallen angel found in Solomonic grimoires, as well. The symbol of Asraoth, being the eight-pointed star, is also the chief symbol for chaos magic as well.
For Thelemites, one of the primary symbols of Babalon is a vivid scarlet rose, its color suggesting the “blood of the saints” that fills the Cup of 275 Fornications held aloft by the Whore of Babylon in Revelations. This vaginal rose is equated by Crowley with the symbol of the Rosy Cross so central to Rosicrucianism. (The crimson rose of Babalon also recalls the importance of the yoni-like scarlet hibiscus flower in the secret rite of the Vama Marga.) For Crowley, the saints whose blood had seeped into the flower were not the Christian martyrs. They were the Masters of the Temple, like himself, who had supposedly crossed the abyss by pouring every last drop of their Selves into the Universal Oneness, symbolized as blood/semen ejaculated into the Whore’s vulva.
Considering the importance of Beast and Babalon to his religion, it is curious that Crowley barely looked into the origins of these mythic beings. If he had, he would have learned that just as the Whore was lnanna/Ishtar/Astarte, the Beast 666 was also originally a feminine deity, the she-dragon Leviathan, derived from pre-Christian Sumerian lore concerning Tiamat, atavistic goddess of the deep. This ancient understanding of the Beast as a female force negates Crowley’s self-definition of the Beast 666 as the quintessence of solar-phallic power, but then mythological scholarship was never the poetic romantic Crowley’s strong suit. His do-it-yourself mythology inexplicably presented Babalon as an aspect of the Egyptian goddess of the night sky, Nuit, suggesting in The Book Of The Law that Babalon is Nuit’s “secret name.” Babalon, as a being of sheer lust, was also interpreted by Crowley as the feminine counterpart of Pan, the lascivious goat-god of ancient Greece.
In the book The Secret Rituals of the Men in Black (p. 33), Allen H. Greenfield writes about these higher degree occult rituals in their usage of summoning “ultraterrestrials” as discussed by authors like John Keel.
THE rituals of the orthodox Western ceremonial magick tradition conceal the technology for contacting Ultraterrestrials across barriers of time, space and ‘dimensionality’, but also for breaking such contact should this prove necessary, or for containing any force or being brought forth in this manner.
The immediate past source for such rituals are the medieval magical texts termed “grimoires” or “grammars” that is, basic instructional texts—but their sources are much older. A clue to the origin of such texts can be found, for example, in the introductory narrative of the Clavicula Salomonis, or Key of King Solomon. In the 1888 translation by S.L. Mathers, we are told by ‘Solomon’ the purported author, “I suddenly beheld, at the end of a thickly-shaded vista of trees, a Light in the form of a blazing Star, which said unto me with a voice of thunder: Solomon, Solomon, be not dismayed; the Lord is willing to satisfy thy desire by giving thee knowledge of whatsoever thing is most pleasant to thee.”
What follows Solomon’s request for wisdom are various techniques for conjuring Celestial Powers and Beings, of controlling their energies and of sending them back to their places of origin. These beings are named and described in detail, as are the planets and spheres of their origin. While the antiquity of some of this material is unknown, some of it shows a knowledge of ancient Gnostic Wisdom Literature unavailable in medieval Europe, suggesting a very ancient origin.
One ritual that invokes the Power of Contact that comes from the Stars is certainly of very ancient origin. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn polished the ritual as “The Bornless Ritual for the Invocation of the Higher Genius” in the late 19th Century, but a cruder version had been published in 1852 under the unappetizing title “Fragment of a Greco-Egyptian Work Upon Magic” and later reprinted by the great Egyptologist E. A. Wallis Budge in his turn-of-the-century book Egyptian Magic.
Allen T. Greenfield in the same book, (p. 30) tells us humanity’s relationship with its ultraterrestrial overlords aka the Archons.
These entities, and those of their kind, humans become More Than Human seem somehow to ‘keep things in balance’ through the ages of wars in the heavens and infiltration by Ultraterrestrials who, though far beyond humanity in knowledge and power seem somehow afraid of us. Whatever they fear in us seems to be our only salvation.
Perhaps the early Gnostics had it right in turning the Genesis story on its head. In the Gnostic Version, as in the ancient Hypostasis of the Archons (“the reality of the rulers”) we find that the Serpent of Wisdom is the defender of humanity (in Hebrew Cipher “serpent” and “messiah” have the same numerical value), offering us the Tree of Wisdom and the Tree of Immortality, in opposition to The Authorities, or Celestial Rulers, who wish to keep us in ignorance and in the shadow of death. The Serpent or Dragon is a close relative (mythically speaking) to our presumed benefactor, the Oannes, Prometheus, Odin and the other celestial Titans who, at great cost to themselves, steal for us the fire of heaven. But, as the Yada di’ Shi’ite, Aiwass, G.I. Gurdjieff, Phil Dick or Frederich Nietsche would tell us, we are our own salvation or damnation. This is the last thing government bureaucrats, Knights of Malta or goose-stepping Silver Shirts and fundamentalists would have you realize: You are not helpless. Resistance is not futile. Within humanity is some Seed of Greatness that even the very gods tremble at. If there is any ‘message’ in this book, it is that we are, potentially, a very powerful race of beings. This is, ultimately, a message of hope.
In Operation Trojan Horse by John Keel (p. 192-193), he writes more about these “Ultraterrestials” or the “Cryptoterrestrials”:
Did ancient man misinterpret UFO manifestations by placing them in a religious context? Apparently not. The literature indicates that the phenomenon carefully cultivated the religious frame of reference in early times, just as the modem manifestations have carefully supported the extraterrestrial frame of reference. Operation Trojan Horse is merely the same Qld game in a new, updated guise. The Devil’s emissaries of yesteryear have been replaced by the mysterious “men in black.” The quasi-angels of Biblical times have become magnificent spacemen. The demons, devils and false angels were recognized as liars and plunderers by early man. These same impostors now appear as long-haired Venusians. All of the major religions, and most of the minor ones, accept the God-Devil conflict, and their scriptures outline some possibly real episodes in which human beings have had some direct experience with this conflict. A large portion of all holy literature consists of material purportedly dictated to men by supernatural beings, and a good part of this seems more allegorical or metaphorical than real. The phenomenon may have passed along information about man’s origin and purpose carefully disguised in terms and fictitious episodes that could be understood by the minds of the people during the period when the messages were transmitted. Thus, the story of Adam and Eve might not be the actual truth but merely a great simplification of the truth.
In the Forgotten Books of Eden, an apocryphal book allegedly translated from ancient Egyptian in the nineteenth century, we are told that Satan and his hosts were fallen angels who populated the earth before Adam was brought into being, and Satan used lights, fire and water in his efforts to rid the planet of this troublesome creature. He even disguised himself as an angel from time to time and appeared as a beautiful young woman in his efforts to lead Adam to his doom. UFO-type lights were one of the Devil’s devices described in the Forgotten Books of Eden. Subtle variations on this same theme can be found in the Bible and in the numerous scriptures of the Oriental cultures. Religious man has always been so enthralled with the main (and probably allegorical) story line that the hidden point has been missed. That point is that the earth was occupied before man arrived or was created. The original occupants or forces were paraphysical and possessed the power of transmogrification. Man was the interloper, and the earth’s original occupants or owners were not very happy over the intrusion. The inevitable conflict arose between physical man and the paraphysical owners of the planet. Man accepted the interpretation that this conflict raged between his creator and the Devil. The religious viewpoint has always been that the Devil has been attacking man (trying to get rid of him) by foisting disasters, wars and sundry evils upon him.
Speaking of the Nephilim, there is also a true story of a Native American tribe called the Paiutes who burned alive a host of red-headed giant Nephilim! 1 Enoch, 19 tells us that these Ultraterrestrials manifested in a multitude of different shapes, forms, and sizes to ancient man:
1. Then Uriel said, Here the angels, who cohabited with women, appointed their leaders; 2. And being numerous in appearance made men profane, and caused them to err; so that they sacrificed to devils as to gods. For in the great day there shall be a judgment, with which they shall be judged, until they are consumed; and their wives also shall be judged, who led astray the angels of heaven that they might salute them. 3. And I, Enoch, I alone saw the likeness of the end of all things. Nor did any human being see it, as I saw it.
In “Revelation’s Hymns: Commentary on the Cosmic Conflict” by Steven Charles Grabiner, his description of Satan describes as the premiere rebel who rules over the sides of the north—much like what we saw in my essay, “The Sun Lady Tales.” From a flat-earth perspective, Satan would rule over the domed flat earth, just below Yahweh’s throne, beyond the dome as YouTuber Demon Hunter claims.
Given the larger OT imagery that John utilizes in telling his narrative, several threads are drawn together to fill out the issues in Satan’s war against the government of God. If the above readings are correct, and the IR sees in the “ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world” (Rev. 12.9) the fuller OT background,109 Satan would not be considered a flat character but instead one who has an important role in the plot. Originally an exalted covering cherub, this being experienced a primordial fall. Formerly one of the highest of celestial beings, unrighteousness (לעו ,in the LXX it is ἀδικήµατα) mysteriously arose within him and subverted his perfection (Ezek. 28.15). This led to an inner exaltation, which was eventually manifested in a desire to place himself above God and His heavenly court (Ezek. 28.17; Isa. 14.13,14). Instead of participating as an exalted member of the council, he used his previous position as a platform to undermine God’s authority. This activity was clothed with such great deception that the issues raised demanded an unimagined response from God.
All this black magic connects to not only the rise of Antichrist but also through the alchemical transformation of the human race and perhaps even reality itself as Tracy Twyman often wrote and spoke about in her work. The “dark winter” or black awakening is nothing but a state of alchemy in which the whole of reality is destroyed and transformed–whether by quantum A.I. or by complex ritual magic workings. A Satanist website tells us more about this idea, calling the new “super” race “NuZoth.”
While reading about Gravity’s Rainbow, a primary text of the UBZG GnoSYS TEMpli grade, I learned this morning that on the same day that Hiroshima was bombed, the Transfiguration of the Christ is celebrated. In the story from the Gospel of Mathew, Christ and his disciples climb a mountain and Jesus begins to glow, like a b-movie monster exposed to radiation. God bellows down from heaven that this is my son. The light that illuminated from Christ could be compared to the flash from the atomic explosion. Also transfiguration is equivalent to metamorphosis, which is an essential theme of the inner order Z:.B:. (i.e. the Z:.O:.T:.O:.). I have suggested in the past that the atomic bomb is a manifestation of the Antichrist, and also the new man (i.e. the NuZoth). The accomplishment of the new man can be achieved majkly (my new spelling of magick) through the metamorphosis of man into beast, which results in a human alien/insect hybrid. This hybrid race I believe is the equivalent of the theosophical sixth root race.
This “Nuzoth” race sounds eerily close to the scorpion and locust demons that rise from the smoky pit of Apollyon/Abaddon in Revelation 9:11, all released by the fifth angel that opens the gates of bottomless pit with a star key (Rev. 9:1). In my book, The Sun Lady Unveiled (p. 412), I wrote the following about the Greek solar god Apollo and his ability to cause pandemics:
The Greek god Apollo is inverted or transformed into an angel of the bottomless pit. Though Apollo was known as a god of prophecy, law, and purification, in his earliest accounts, he could place plagues on mankind as well as cure them. This occurs in Homer’s Iliad when Apollo creates a nine-day deadly plague on the Achaean army and their cattle. The description given to Apollyon’s army of locust demons sounds eerily like that of the legendary creature of Persia, the Manticore (the “maneater”). This predatory monster is said to be a mutated mixture of a man’s face with a lion’s face and body, along with a scorpion’s tail and bat wings.
Interestingly, the key enzyme in this mass roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine is also called “Luciferase” (also known as “Luciferin”), which broken down phonetically, sounds like “Lucifer Erase” or “Lucifer’s Race” e.g., a person who has their DNA alchemically reconstituted. In the book 2020: Our Common Destiny and The Anti Communitarian Manifesto by Niki Raapana and Nordica Friedrich (pg. 65), the authors tell us about the role of vaccines in the coming reset:
Individualism has been redefined as a moral sickness against which we must all be vaccinated. The world is transforming into a new global architecture.
The idea of wearing masks is a premier feature in many occult and witchcraft rituals as a way of sacrificing one’s “ego” or soul into the Abyss. As mentioned earlier, the Antichrist is said to be Satan’s incarnation or even son. While this figure is mentioned only a handful of times in the Bible, he is also mentioned a few times spread in between other apocryphal texts like the Greek Apocalypse of Ezra, as discussed in the book The Sun Lady Unveiled. In the apocryphal Christian text, the Gospel of Bartholomew tells us that Jesus raises Satan from hell for the disciple Bartholomew to interrogate. Bartholomew questions Satan on the circumstances surrounding his fall from Heaven. When this does happen, Beliar/Satan’s frightening appearance kills Bartholomew and the rest of the apostles, dead. However, Jesus raises them from the dead, immediately after.
10 And as he thus spake, Jesus raised him up and said unto him: Bartholomew, wilt thou see the adversary of men? I tell thee that when thou beholdest him, not thou only but the rest of
11 But they all said unto him: Lord, let us behold him.
12 And he led them down from the Mount of Olives and looked wrathfully upon the angels that keep hell (Tartarus), and beckoned unto Michael to sound the trumpet in the height of the heavens. And Michael sounded, and the earth shook, and Beliar came up, being held by 660 (560 Gr., 6,064 Lat. 1, 6,060 Lat. 2) angels and bound with fiery chains. 12 And the length of him was 1,600 cubits and his breadth 40 (Lat. 1, 300, Slav. 17) cubits (Lat. 2, his length 1,900 cubits, his breadth 700, one wing of him 80), and his face was like a lightning of fire and his eyes full of darkness (like sparks, Slav.). And out of his nostrils came a stinking smoke; and his mouth was as the gulf of a precipice, and the one of his wings was four-score cubits.
14 And straightway when the apostles saw him, they fell to the earth on their faces and became as dead.
15 But Jesus came near and raised the apostles and gave them a spirit of power, and he saith unto Bartholomew: Come near, Bartholomew, and trample with thy feet on his neck, and he will tell thee his work, what it is, and how he deceiveth men.
51 And Bartholomew raised up Satan and said unto him: Go unto thy place, with thine angels, but the Lord hath mercy upon all his world.
(50, 51, again enormously amplified in lat. 2. Satan complains that he has been tricked into telling his secrets before the time. The interpolation is to some extent dated by this sentence: ‘ Simon Magus and Zaroes and Arfaxir and Jannes and Mambres are my brothers.’ Zaroes and Arfaxatare wizards who figure in the Latin Acts of Matthew and of Simon and Jude (see below).
52 But the devil said: Suffer me, and I will tell thee how I was cast down into this place and how the Lord did make man.
53 I was going to and fro in the world, and God said unto Michael: Bring me a clod from the four corners of the earth, and water out of the four rivers of paradise. And when Michael brought them God formed Adam in the regions of the east, and shaped the clod which was shapeless, and stretched sinews and veins upon it and established it with Joints; and he worshipped him, himself for his own sake first, because he was the image of God, therefore he worshipped him.
54 And when I came from the ends of the earth Michael said: Worship thou the image of God, which he hath made according to his likeness. But I said: I am fire of fire, I was the first angel formed, and shall worship clay and matter?
55 And Michael saith to me: Worship, lest God be wroth with thee. But I said to him: God will not be wroth with me; but I will set my throne over against his throne, and I will be as he is. Then was God wroth with me and cast me down, having commanded the windows of heaven to be opened.
56 And when I was cast down, he asked also the six hundred that were under me, if they would worship: but they said: Like as we have seen the first angel do, neither will we worship him that is less than ourselves. Then were the six hundred also cast down by him with me.
57 And when we were cast down upon the earth we were senseless for forty years, and when the sun shone forth seven times brighter than fire, suddenly I awaked; and I looked about and saw the six hundred that were under me senseless.
58 And I awaked my son Salpsan and took him to counsel how I might deceive the man on whose account I was cast out of the heavens.
And so, Satan spills the beans and reveals his demonic son has a name—Salpsan. This name is only found in this text and nowhere else. The term “Beliar” is also mentioned in the text as another name for Satan and even the Antichrist in other texts like the Ascension of Isaiah, as discussed in The Sun Lady Unveiled. The War Scroll also lists Belial as a chief demonic enemy of St. Michael the archangel who eventually defeats and humiliates him for the entire of the Heavenly host to witness, just like we see in Revelation 12 where Belial transforms himself into a multi-headed dragon to eat the Sun Lady and her royal child but in the last moment is defeated as well. In Gnostic texts like the Pistis Sophia, Sophia is called the “Virgin of Light” which sounds a lot like our Sun Lady. She is also guarded by Sabaoth “the Good” which is also associated with Jesus and St. Michael, as we will see in a moment. The Disk of the World Gnostic Glossary site tells us more about this Virgin of Light.
The Virgin of Light is likened to the Persian divinity Anahita, mistress of the waters that flow from a heavenly source in the region of the stars. The Virgin of Light purifies the souls through baptism, seals the perfect souls, then returns them to the Treasury of the Light in the region of the stars. The sad story of the fall of the Virgin of Light from her exalted position in the celestial realms above is mirrored in the events of humanity below.
“Guard your camp and weapons and spears. Arm yourself and all the soldiers which are the words, and the commanders which are the counsels, and your mind as a guiding principle.” (The Teachings of Silvanus, Gnostic papyri)
The Virgin of Light weighs the merits of the soul and dispenses justice according to the soul’s spiritual accomplishments, like the Egyptian god Thoth, who placed the human heart on a scale and weighed it against the weight of a feather.
“Truth is the mother, knowledge the father. Those who think that sinning does not apply to them are called ‘free’ by the world.” (The Gospel of Philip, Gnostic papyri)
When Justice finds the souls wanting in spiritual attainment, she sends them into the rotation of the spheres of down through the body of Draco, whose tail descends into the abyss. Draco is formed by the long and winding procession of the souls on the way to the abyss.
The Virgin of Light, as Justice, passes those perfect souls who are to ascend to the upper realms to the Treasure of the Light. Judging them worthy, she releases them from the birth/rebirth cycle, the dance of death, by sealing them against the powers of the spheres.
The Virgin of Light becomes filled with a longing to reunite herself with the Treasury of the Light and the supernal entities of the higher celestial realms. She envies those souls whom she sends upwards to merge with the Light. Her strong emotions of envy and desire weigh her down. She falls from her exalted position as the portal to the upper realms down into the lower heavens to dwell in the 8th sphere, the Ogdoad. When she falls, she becomes Sophia, the “Portal of Life,” the door of birth into the Physical world.
“Then Justice created Paradise, being beautiful and being outside the orbit of the moon and the orbit of the sun in the Land of Wantonness, in the East in the midst of the stones.” (On the Origin of the World, Gnostic papyri)
“Sophia fashioned great luminous bodies and all the stars.” (On the Origin of the World, Gnostic papyri)
In Book of Pistis-Sophia, Jesus relates that in his celestial journeys he found Sophia in the 13th Aeon, the Ogdoad, grieving because she had not been reinstated to her former position. He comforts her and tells her that her repentance has been heard on high, and Lord Sabaoth has sent him to lift her out of the Chaos of the lower realms. In another text, she is reinstated to her former position in the lower limit of the 13th Aeon. Another account of Sophia relates she is happily vouchsafed a savior, a spiritual spouse, to join her in her reign as the “Portal of Life” to the material world.
In another article by Dylan Burns, “Cosmic Eschatology and Christian Platonism in the Sethian Gnostic Apocalypses Marsanes, Zostrianos, and Allogenes” he discusses the Sethian literature as mentioned in the article, arguing that their messages of God’s Kingdom or even a “new heaven, and a new earth” as Jesus Christ often spoke of, is at hand. What is striking is Burns’s quotation of John Turner’s translation of one quote from Zostrainos: “And [again he said, Sophia became] perfect through [the will of] [the commander] through whom [the atmospheric] [realm perseveres], having [immutably averted] the destruction of the world.” In other words, Sophia repents to the Pleroma so that the created world is saved from destruction.
Although this was hinted at in my book, The Sun Lady Unveiled, I will elaborate further on this subject. A few of the Gnostic scriptures take a conciliatory approach to the God of Israel: He is the archon Sabaoth or Adonaios who accepted Sophia’s spirit and rebelled against the forces of Ialdabaoth. Basically, the YHWH we get in the Old Testament can be divided in multiple powers, as done so by the Sethians and the Ophites–revealed in texts like the Apocryphon of John and in Irenaeus’s chief writing against the Gnostics—Against Heresies, and even Origen’s Against Celsus. Both writings list these different “god-forms” or archontic powers like Yaldabaoth, Iao, Sabaoth, Asaphaios, Adonaois, Elaios, and Horaios. In a way, YHWH is an amalgam of different sources—some archonic, and some angel—thus, pointing to the True God. In the Chaldean Oracles of Zoroaster, Sabaoth is also mentioned in passing as a quotation:
The Chaldæans call the God Dionysos (or Bacchus), Iao in the Phoenician tongue (instead of the Intelligible Light), and he is also called Sabaoth,  signifying that he is above the Seven poles, that is the Demiurgos. – Lydus, De Mensibus, 83. T.
St. Michael may also be invoked for spiritual warfare as even Catholic and Orthodox churches use the angel to invoke him against the powers of darkness. In Mysterium Baphometis Revelatum by Joseph Von Hammer Purgstall, he writes about St. Michael:
On the left side is exhibited the end of a Templar’s life, already dead and lying on the ground, with the Archangel Michael holding a judgment scale and weighing his deeds. The scale, on which were placed apples, desserts and other blandishments of the senses, and by which the Ophitic Templar’s life is represented, descending to the Earth, shows that the judgment of Michael favors him, because in order to hinder Jaldabaoth, he tries to depress the other, ascending, part of the scale. This allegory of the scale of judgment about which we discoursed more fully in our commentary (page 288, Volume 5) corresponds very well to the total doctrine of the Gnostics, since, as we have seen above, the serpent, called by the Gnostics Michael, carries out the details of judgment in this way: Thinking, in the day of judgment, about the life of the Templar, or Gnostic, he accepts all of his disgraceful deeds as good works. In this way [goes] the cycle of a Gnostic’s life, whom we see being educated towards Gnosis, that is the doctrine of “genital wisdom,” from the earliest years of infancy. Thenceforth, we see him hounded by Jaldabaoth. He is, with the death of the same and the final judgment, terminated, and this double series of bas-reliefs, declares the double history of a Gnostic and of Gnosis, or of a Templar and of the entire order.
Michael, along with Sabaoth, are both associated with judgement. Matthew 26:52-54 says about Jesus’s position as a god of judgment as well:
52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. 53 Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?”
A Roman legion was 1,000-1,500 men. Here is what one angel can do!
2 Kings 19:35: 35 That night the angel of the Lord went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies!
According to one Orthodox website, it was Michael who took out the army. In a rare, little known text known as the Apocalypse of Zerubbabel from the seventh century C.E. (also known as the Sefer Zerubbabel), it details Zerubbabel (which sounds a lot like the Tower of Babel as “Zeru” also means sky but the name also means “stranger in Babylon”) and his heavenly ascent visions similar to what we see with St. John of Patmos and his apocalyptic visions of the Beast/Antichrist who is named “Armilus” in the text. Zerubbabel also has a fascinating exchange with St. Michael who is also equated with Metatron in the same text.
Suddenly he appeared like a strong young man, handsome and adorned.
I asked him: ‘When will the light of Israel come?’ And as I was speaking to him, behold, a man with two wings approached me and said to me, ‘Zerubbabel! What are you asking the Messiah of the Lord?’ I answered him and said, ‘I asked when the appointed time for deliverance is supposed to come.’ ‘Ask me,’ he replied, ‘and I will tell you.’ I said to him, ‘Sir, who are you?’ He answered and said, ‘I am Michael, the one who delivered good news to Sarah. I am the leader of the host of the Lord God of Israel, the one who battled with Sennacherib and smote 180,000 men. I am the prince of Israel, the one who fought battles against the kings of Canaan. In the time to come, I will fight the battles of the Lord alongside the Messiah of the Lord—he who sits before you—with the king ‘strong of face’ (‘az panim) and with Armilos, the son of Satan, the spawn of the stone statue. The Lord has appointed me to be the commanding officer over his people and over those who love Him in order to do battle against the leaders of the nations.’
Michael, who is (also) Metatron, answered me saying: ‘I am the angel who guided Abraham throughout all the land of Canaan. I blessed him in the name of the Lord. I am the one who redeemed Isaac and [wept] for him. I am the one who wrestled with Jacob at the crossing of the Jabbok. I am the one who guided Israel in the wilderness for forty years in the name of the Lord. I am the one who appeared to Joshua at Gilgal, and I am the one who rained down brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah. He placed His name within me: Metatron in gematria is the equivalent of Shadday. As for you, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, whose name is Jeconiah, ask me and I will tell you what will happen at the End of Days.’
Then he said to me: ‘This is the Messiah of the Lord: (he has) been hidden in this place until the appointed time (for his manifestation). This is the Messiah of the lineage of David, and his name is Menahem ben ‘Amiel. He was born during the reign of David, king of Israel, and a wind bore him up and concealed him in this place, waiting for the time of the end.’ Then I, Zerubbabel, posed a question to Metatron, the leader of the host of the Lord. He said to me: ‘The Lord will give a rod (for accomplishing) these salvific acts to Hephsibah, the mother of Menahem ben ‘Amiel. A great star will shine before her, and all the stars will wander aimlessly from their paths.
The Two Witnesses in Revelation 11 are also are exemplified by certain Old Testament prophets returned like Moses or Elijah and even Zerubbabel and Joshua. Revelation describes them showing up at the End of Days at the height of the reign of the Beast/Antichrist. These guys can inflict pandemics of their own, along with turning water into blood, destroying their enemies with fire flowing from their mouths, manipulate the weather and even cause earthquakes. In “Kabbalistic Gematria, Gnosticism and Hellenistic Exegesis,” by Titus Groan at Over Lords of Chaos writes about Gnostic rituals as expressed in texts like the Books of Jeu.
In Gnosticism, as in the other mystic religions, it is characterized by the initiated and the uninitiated dichotomy, loose organization, petty sectarianism, and mystery-mongering. All boasting a mystic revelation and a deeply veiled wisdom whose ultimate object is individual salvation i.e. assurance of the soul’s fortunate destiny after death.
Gnosticism also has a “Redeemer-Deity” as the central object of worship who has already trodden the difficult way which the faithful have to follow. As in all mystical religions, Gnosticism has holy rites and formulas, acts of initiation and consecration, has sacraments, which play a very important part.
Original sources indicate how great a part the sacraments played in the Gnostic sects. Varied forms of holy rites are found:
– Various baptisms, by water, by fire, by the spirit
– Baptism for protection against demons
– Anointing with oil, sealing and stigmatizing, piercing the ears, leading into the bridal chamber
– Partaking of holy food and drink
Sacred formulas, names and symbols are of the highest importance among the Gnostic sects. A central theme is the idea that the soul, on leaving the body, finds its path to the highest heaven opposed by the celestial sphere’s lower deities and demons. The soul can only find its way unhindered to the heavenly home when in possession of the demon’s names and can repeat the proper “holy formula,” or is prepared with the “right symbol,” or has been anointed with the “holy oil.”
Hence the Gnostic’s primary duty is to learn the names of the demons, and equip himself with the sacred formulas and symbols, in order to be certain of a good destiny after death.
You may find some theurgical prayer rituals from the Books of Jeu, here. In the Pistis Sophia, Chapter 18, it tells us that Christ had drained a third of the power of the archons/Zodiac tormentors that was stolen from Sophia and turned their powers against them.
Then said Mary to the Saviour: “My Lord, the word which thou hast spoken unto us: ‘Who hath ears to hear, let him hear,’ thou sayest in order that we may understand the word which thou hast spoken. Hearken, therefore, my Lord, that I may discourse in openness.
Mary interpreteth the discourse from the words of Isaiah. “The word which thou hast spoken: ‘I have taken a third from the power of the rulers of all the æons, and changed their Fate and their sphere over which they rule, in order that, if the race of men invoke them in the mysteries–those which the angels who transgressed have taught them for the accomplishing of their evil and lawless deeds in the mystery of their sorcery,’–in order then that they may no more from this hour accomplish their lawless deeds, because thou hast taken their power from them and from their horoscope-casters and their consulters and from those who declare to the men in the world all things which shall come to pass, in order that they should no more from this hour know how to declare unto them any thing at all which will come to pass (for thou hast changed their spheres, and hast made them spend six months turned to the left and accomplishing their influences, and another six months facing the right and accomplishing their influences),–concerning this word then, my Lord, the power which was in the prophet Isaiah, hath spoken thus and proclaimed aforetime in a spiritual similitude, discoursing on the ‘Vision about Egypt’: ‘Where then, O Egypt, where are thy consulters and horoscope-casters and those who cry out of the earth and those who cry out of their belly? Let them then declare unto thee from now on the deeds which the lord Sabaōth will do!’
“The power then which was in the prophet Isaiah, prophesied before thou didst come, that thou wouldst take away the power of the rulers of the æons and wouldst change their sphere and their Fate, in order that they might know nothing from now on. For this cause it hath said also: ‘Ye shall then know not of what the lord Sabaōth will do ‘; that is, none of the rulers will know what thou wilt do from now on,–for they are ‘Egypt,’ because they are matter. The power then which was in Isaiah, prophesied concerning thee aforetime, saying: ‘From now on ye shall then know not what the lord Sabaōth will do.’ Because of the light-power which thou didst receive from Sabaōth, the Good, who is in the region of the Right, and which is in thy material body to-day, for this cause then, my Lord Jesus, thou hast said unto us: ‘Who hath ears to hear, let him hear,’–in order that thou mightest know whose heart is ardently raised to the kingdom of heaven.”
Returning to the concept of the royal child being “snatched away” per Revelation 12 can be unpacked as I explain in my book The Sun Lady Unveiled. As quoted in my book The Enthronement of Sabaoth: Jewish Elements in Gnostic Creation Myths (p. 38-39) by Francis T. Fallon, the author connects this snatching away with Jewish apocalyptic ascent visionary texts like Ezekiel and Enoch.
We begin with the tradition concerning the ascent of the apocalyptic visionary. First of all. we note that the term “to catch up.. or “to snatch up·· is used in apocalyptic contexts for the translation lo heaven (e.g. Enoch in Wis 4: 11; Adam in Apoc Mos 37) or for the mystic rapture of the visionary (e.g. Paul in 2 Cor 12: 2, 4). Next, as for the chariot and instruction or revelation by Life, ultimately the material derives from the prophets Ezekiel (I, 10 and 43:3) and Isaiah (6), who have a vision of the divine chariot and/or throne. But, then, within apocalyptic Judaism. the visionary is first snatched up or taken up. given a vision of the divine throne and/or chariot and then provided with a revelation concerning secret mysteries. For example, in I Enoch. Enoch in his dream vision is lifted up into heaven by the winds ( 14: 8) and brought into a house within a house where he saw “a lofty throne : its appearance was as crystal. and the wheels thereof as the shining sun; and there was the vision of cherubim.. (14: 18).
As in Ezechiel, the association here of wheels and a throne indicates that the motifs of chariot and throne have been united. Enoch then receives revelation first in the form of audition. He is charged to bring the word of the Lord to the Watchers (14:24-16:4). Then he receives revelation in the form of vision and interpretation. He is taken through the cosmos and through Sheol in order to see the hidden places and treasuries, while the angel accompanying him explains all to him (17-36). Similarly. in the T Levi, in a dream-vision Levi ascends to heaven at the bidding of an angel (2: 7). As he ascends through the three heavens their contents are revealed to him and explained by the accompanying angel (2: 8-3: 10). Upon arriving at the highest heaven, he is given a vision of the Most High upon his throne of glory (5: I). Then Levi receives the revelation that is more important for this document : “Levi. I have given thee the blessings of the priesthood until I come and sojourn in the midst of Israel . . (5:2; cf. 8:2-19; 14:7; 16:1; 17- 18). 52 Again in 2 Enoch, Enoch is taken up by angels (3: I) through the various heavens (3: 2-19: 6). Through vision and audition the contents of these heavens are revealed to him by the angels. Then finally he beholds the throne of the Lord and the glory of his face (20-22). Enoch himself is then transformed from his earthly garments (22:4-12). He is instructed first by the angel Pravuil or Vretil (23: 1-6); then, after being seated at the left of the Lord near Gabriel. he is given the major revelation as he is instructed by the Lord concerning the origins of the cosmos (24-33).
In Revelation 3:10-23, Jesus addresses the Church of Philadelphia and tells them to remain true to their faith, and not to allow others to steal their crown of life.
Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name.
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
In “Sethian Crowns, Sethian Martyrs? Jewish Apocalypses and Christian Martyrs in a Gnostic Literary Tradition” by Dylan Burns, he elaborates more on these heavenly crowns. Keep in mind “Corona” means crown!
As in many apocalypses, similitude to angels allows one to join the heavenly liturgy: “attaining the incorruptible crown of glory (τὴν ἀμαράντινον τῆς δόξης στέφανον), [the martyrs] might endlessly praise along with the angels the God who had showered this grace upon them.” Other Gnostic and apocryphal texts use crowns to express a variety of themes and ideas; generally, one sees less emphasis on doxology and eschatology than in the Jewish texts, although the crown remains a mark of martyrdom. Occasionally it belongs to heavenly entities, as in the Valentinian Gospelof Truth, where the Father’s forbearance is a “crown upon” his head, or in PistisSophia, where Sophia receives a beam of light that becomes a crown that protects her (NHC I, 3.23.24; Pist. Soph. 59).
In other texts, mortals acquire crowns; the Teaching of Silvanus symbolizes education by the acquisition of a crown and robe (NHC VII, 4.87.4–14, 89.19–24). The same text, as well as the Interpretation of Knowledge, uses the crown as an agonistic metaphor to express victory, in the latter case, over sin (NHC VII, 4.112.17–25; NHC XI, 1.21.32). The crown can also indicate salvation, as in the Odes of Solomon.46 Certainly, some Gnostic texts mention crowns as a symbol of triumph in martyrdom (1 Apoc. Jas. NHC I,2.8.39; Apoc. Pet. (Copt.) NHC VII, 3.71.30). Others re-constellate the image to attack martyrdom, as does the Testimony of Truth, which declares instead that “this, therefore, is the true testimony (μαρτυρία): when man knows himself and the God who is over the truth, he will be saved, and he will be crowned (στεφανοῦν) with the crown unfading.”
In Apocalypses among Gnostics and Manichaeans by Dylan Burns, he connects these divine crowns with Gnostic literature like Allogenes and Zostrianos, as well.
Another apocalypse from Nag Hammadi, Zostrianos, addresses the end of history alongside technical metaphysics. Quoted above, Porphyry tells us that it was among several apocalypses, including Allogenes (preserved in some redaction in NHC XI,3) that were the subject of contention between the Neoplatonic philosopher Plotinus (ca. 263 CE) and Gnostic Christians in his reading group. Therefore, this body of Gnostic apocalypses—the “Platonizing” Sethian literature—was a major player in third-century Hellenic philosophy (Turner 2001: esp. 693–744). The text describes the celestial ascent of its eponymous seer, who engages in discourses with angels in heaven about Neoplatonic psychology and theology. Along the way, he is transformed into various types of angels:
“I stood there, staring into the light of the truth that truly exists from [a] self-begotten root [with some] great angels and glories. . .I was baptized in the [name of] the self-begotten deity by the powers that exist [upon the] living water: Michar and Mi[chael], and I was purified by the great Barpharanges. And they [glorified] me and wrote me into glory. [I was] sealed by them, those who exist upon these powers, [Michar], Michael, Seldao, Ele[nos], and Zogenethlos. And I [became] an angel able to see [god] and I stood up on the first aeon, which is the fourth, with the souls. (NHC VIII,1.6.3–21, tr. mine, with reference to Sieber 1991 and Barry et al.” 2000. See also VIII, 1.7.1–22, 30.29–31.23)
Zostrianos also receives various crowns, probably evidence of the author’s desire to authorize his metaphysical speculations with literary traditions familiar to Jewish and Christian readers of the apocalypses (Burns 2014). Finally, having descended to Earth once more, he begins preaching:
Ye living, the Seed of the holy Seth, understand! Do not disobey me! Awaken your divine part to God, [and] empower the elect soul, (which is) empty of evil; look at the dissolution of this place, and follow the indissoluble unbegottenness. The father [of] everything invites you, waiting for you; while others will inflict violence upon you, he will not abandon you. Do not baptize yourselves in death, or entrust yourselves to those who are inferior to you as if they were better. Flee the madness and the bondage of femininity, and choose for yourselves the salvation of [masculinity]. You have not come into suffering but you have come into bondage. Dissolve yourselves, and that which has bound you will be dissolved. Save yourselves so that it (i.e. the soul) will be saved! The loving Father has sent you the Savior and he has strengthened you. Why do you hesitate? Search, when you are sought. Listen, when you are invited. For time is short. Do not be deceived; great is the aeon of the aeon of the living, (and great are) the punishments of those who remain unpersuaded. (NHC VIII,1.130.16–131.23)
This sermon is a curious thematic mélange. Most obviously, it stresses the urgency of repentance in the face of the Endzeit : “time is short!” Yet its paraenesis is not merely recognition of the savior and the imminent end of things. Rather, the reader must recognize the “dissolution” of the material world and its trappings, and foster philosophically informed contemplation of the “unbegottenness” that characterizes the deity, as described for the preceding hundred pages. Such knowledge will provide salvation.
In my early twenties, the phrase “time is short” rang through me as if I stood in front of a concert stereo. I was sitting in a local community college class at the time from what I remember. Dylan Burns’s article brings up an important point on repentance. While repentance is a basic key teaching in original Christianity, which in Greek is translated as “metanioia” or the “changing of one’s mind” it is also key teaching of Gnostic theology involving Sophia and the repentant race of psychics to be translated as the Pneumatics or the Spirituals destined to dwell in the Upper Aeons as the “Unshakeable Race” of the Gnostics.
At Laurence Caruana’s Gnostic Glossary site, he elaborates more on this topic. This is how he also defines repentance: “Repentance comes from the Greek metanoia, which means to change (meta) our mind (noia) or turn around (meta) our way of knowing (noia).” In the Book of Revelation Chapter 9, 20, it tells us that at the End of Days, people will refuse to repent and give glory to God, even when God’s angels summon Apollyon and his hosts of scorpion-like fallen angels to torture those who do not have the Seal of God on their foreheads.
20 The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk. 21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.
In Spring 2020, a television show called “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” premiered on Showtime—only a few weeks after my book The Sun Lady Unveiled was published. The show is mainly about the dysfunctional relationship between Santa Muerte (St. Holy Death) and the shapeshifting demon Magda. Magda sounds a lot like Mary Magdalene—a Hollywood depiction of the Dark Mother, or the dark twin of Mary. All of this happens in the backdrop of 1930’s Los Angeles.
The Book of Revelation, chapter 12, tells us of a pregnant Woman Clothed with the Sun, wailing in birth pangs. It also tells us before St. Michael flung the dragon to the earth, he pursued the winged Sun Lady to devour her and her royal child of God. But in the last moment, they are snatched away to safety.
Many have speculated that this story connects to the great celestial sign pointing to a series of future calamities which are unfolding before our eyes. These stories, symbols, and archetypes point to an emerging revelation about humanity’s secret past and ultimate destiny.
We must travel back to ancient Israel, Samaria, Egypt, Rome, Greece, and Babylon to find the origins of the Sun Lady. Why does the occult place special emphasis on the Book of Revelation? Do you have the heart and mind to discover the truth? Join me, Alex Rivera, for an exciting and dangerous journey into the esoteric and hidden dimensions of the Sun Lady Unveiled!
What I am about to detail here is not a condoning of occult magic. But I do think it’s worth pointing out this material to educate the general public on this esoteric, hidden knowledge. I would like to think of this as a continuation of Tracy Twyman’s (RIP) research into the Grail mysteries for the public in some form because I think ultimately that is what she wanted—for others to also make contributions to this well-spring of knowledge.
Trees of Life
The connection between Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and the Tree of Life is also made evident throughout scripture. This is also because Jesus said that his body and blood were the fruits of this tree and that consuming them would bring eternal life to mortals. He also noted that by shedding his blood on the cross, the “Tree of Life,” he was paying the price for the Original Sin that resulted from Adam eating from the Tree of Knowledge, given by Eve via the serpent’s “cunning” and “beguilement” (2 Corinthians 11:3). Interestingly, the author of the Gospel of Philip connects the Tree of Knowledge with the law.
In the place where I will eat all things is the Tree of Knowledge. That one killed Adam, but here the Tree of Knowledge made men alive. The law was the tree. It has power to give the knowledge of good and evil. It neither removed him from evil, nor did it set him in the good, but it created death for those who ate of it. For when he said, “Eat this, do not eat that”, it became the beginning of death.
The Tree of Life bearing twelve manner of fruits featured image is taken from a medieval prayer book, The Book of Hours, published around 1455.
After all, it was St. Paul who wrote that Christ was the “first fruits” (1 Corinthians 15:23), and that Jesus Christ, “has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)…” (Galatians 3:13). Acts 5:30, also tells us, “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.” Acts 5:30 doesn’t stand alone: “We are witnesses of all those things he did, both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, he whom they slew and hung on a tree” (Acts 10:39). “And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree and laid him in a sepulcher” (Acts 13:29). Why did the authors of the New Testament use the word tree instead of cross or beams? It’s also odd that Jesus was killed first and then hung on a tree, he wasn’t nailed either. Well, one could say he was hung on nails. Something is still strange about these verses. Again, in Revelation 22:2, we see that the tree of life is in the New Jerusalem:
“Through the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river was the Tree of Life producing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And its leaves served the healing of the nations.”
“Blessed are those who wash their robes, so they will have the right on the Tree of Life and may enter the city through its [twelve] gates” Revelation 22:14.
The Tree of Life is an ancient mystical Hebrew symbol rooted in even older myths as explained in my book—Babylonian and Assyrian myths to be precise—likely adapted when the Israelites compiled the Torah (Old Testament) during their exile in Babylon around 2,600 years ago. Today, the Tree of Life is known as a glyph made of ten spheres and twenty-two paths that we see in the Kabbalah, which is essentially Jewish occultism.
The Tree of Life isn’t any old tree and is a “supernal aeon” in Gnostic lingo. The wood of the Tree of Life is said to be miraculous. The Life Tree’s magical capabilities are revealed by the Hebrew of acacia, AQQYH (Rabbinical Hebrew). AQQYH counts 216 and shares its value with Geburah (the 4th Sephirah), lapis philosophorum (the Philosopher’s Stone), and Horeb, another name of Mount Sinai where Moses communed with YHWH. Spiritual traditions inform us that the burning bush where Moses encountered God was an acacia tree.
Kabbalists readily associate the burning acacia with the Tree of Life in Atziluth, the spiritual world. This version of the Tree of Life can be traced back before the Hebrew Kabbalists—to Simon Magus, who is depicted by the church fathers, as the magical “father” of all Gnostic heresies. In Hippolytus’ Refutation of All Heresies (VI:4), he reports that Simon Magus taught two trees: one hidden and secret and one manifest and visible, according to Aristotle and Plato’s doctrine of the “potential,” “intelligible,” and the “sensible,” and “energetic.” The Pleroma, in Gnostic doctrines, is also depicted as a “tree” with multiple aeons illustrated as “vines” which form the pneumatic world beyond.
(Simon) employs the terms secret and manifest; it may, (I say, in general,) be affirmed that the fire, (I mean) the super-celestial (fire), is a treasure, as it were a large tree, just such a one as in a dream was seen by Nabuchodonosor, out of which all flesh is nourished. And the manifest portion of the fire he regards as the stem, the branches, the leaves, (and) the external rind which overlaps them. All these (appendages), he says, of the Great Tree being kindled, are made to disappear by reason of the blaze of the all-devouring fire. The fruit, however, of the tree, when it is fully grown, and has received its own form, is deposited in a granary, not (flung) into the fire. For, he says, the fruit has been produced for the purpose of being laid in the storehouse, whereas the chaff that it may be delivered over to the fire. (Now the chaff) is stem, (and is) generated not for its own sake, but for that of the fruit.
The great cosmic tree of Simon Magus is portrayed as an “all-devouring fire.” The fruit not cast into the fire represents the soul that has stood the test, the “pneumatic” man, and those who grow on the “true vine” of Christ. These are the witnesses that bear good fruit as a result of being “pruned” by the Vinedresser (John 15:1-8). In the Strong Concordance, “vineyard,” in the Greek (ἀμπελών, ampelón), counts 290 and connects to Isaiah 27:2-3, where it states: “In that day: “Sing about a fruitful vineyard. I, the LORD, am its keeper; I water it continually. I guard it night and day so no one can disturb it.” The Lord proclaims this right after he killed the sea-serpent Leviathan. Romans 11:16-24 also describes a tree of life in the form of an olive tree where the believers or the churches in Christ are either cut off or grafted in.
This is the value of Carmel, another prophetic mountain, as well as Miryam, the Hebrew for Maria. Miryam was a prophetess and the elder sister of Moses. Interestingly, when the cloud of the tabernacle lifted, Miryam became leprous, white as snow (a symbol of purification) in Numbers 12:10. In Hippolytus’s Refutation of All Heresies (VI.13), he tells us that Simon Magus also taught a similar epithet of Jesus Christ found in Revelation—the “Alpha and the Omega”—only this time, Simon describes the Hermaphroditic “Standing One” similar to the Cosmic Christ or the Perfect Logos.
For Simon expressly speaks of this in the Revelation after this manner: To you, then, I address the things which I speak, and (to you) I write what I write. The writing is this: there are two offshoots from all the Aeons, having neither beginning nor end, from one root. And this is a power, viz., Sige, (who is) invisible (and) incomprehensible. And one of these (offshoots) appears from above, which constitutes a great power, (the creative) Mind of the universe, which manages all things, (and is) a male. The other (offshoot), however, is from below, (and constitutes) a great Intelligence, and is a female which produces all things. From whence, ranged in pairs opposite each other, they undergo conjugal union, and manifest an intermediate interval, namely, an incomprehensible air, which has neither beginning nor end. But in this is a father who sustains all things, and nourishes things that have beginning and end. This is he who stood, stands, and will stand, being an hermaphrodite power according to the pre-existent indefinite power, which has neither beginning nor end.
In the Great Announcement (as quoted by Hippolytus), we read that it was Helena or her higher self as Ennoia (which means “thought”), who was produced or emanated by the “Universal Mind” which is the higher form of Simon. This idea springs from (no pun intended) Greek myth, which claims that Athena/Minerva leaped from the head of Zeus/Jupiter after Hephaestus held Zeus down and cleaved open his head with a labrys or Minoan ax after complaints of a killer migraine. According to Pindar in the Seventh Olympian Ode, Athena leaped from Zeus’ head, fully grown and armed, with a shout—“and pealed to the broad sky her clarion cry of war. And Ouranos trembled to hear, and Mother Gaia.”
From the universal aeons spring two shoots, which are without beginning or ending, stemming forth from a single root, which is the invisible Power, unknowable silence. Of the two shoots, one appears from above. This is the Great Power, the Universal Mind that sets all thing in order, being males. The other appears from below. It is the Great Thought, which is female and brings forth all things.
Simon Magus was a big believer in syncretism. His highest god is his own illumined mind but at the same time the Christian Father and Zeus with Athene ascending from his forehead at the blow of Hephaistos’ hammer. As a magician, he probably learned from the magic or mojo of Western Iran, Anatolia, and Alexandria, Egypt. Now, let’s have a look at how Jesus, the Wisdom of God, could be crucified on the Tree of Life. We get something like this:
Of course, this is just one of a few possible positions. For example, at the time of death, Jesus’ body sagged, meaning his arms’ positions would point more upwards, towards Binah and Chokmah. Could this have a deeper meaning, e.g., when it was fulfilled, Jesus reached out to universal understanding (Binah) and universal wisdom (Chokmah)? Also, noteworthy: when Jesus died, the veil of the Holy of Holies or adytum was ripped apart. This is said to happen to the aspirant who receives the divine revelation at the spiritual death as a living sacrifice.
A crucified body has the form of an upsilon. Upsilon is a symbol of Christ because it hints at Jesus Christ’s title as the Son. This goes back to the fish symbolism of early Christianity. In Greek, fish is written Ιχθυς. These five letters stand for Ιησους Χριστος Θεου Υιος Σωτηρ, Iesous christos theouyios soter, Jesus Christ, God’s Son, the Savior. The fourth words, Υιος, son, begins with Y. Now, if we turn the Y upside down, it symbolizes a balance or consolidation between two opposites and the reconciliation of the dualism of existence or even solve et. coagula. Isn’t that something Jesus Christ achieved with the resurrection?
Also, notice the position of Jesus’ hands being stretched towards Geburah (Severity or Action) and Chesed (Mercy). These represent the positive and negative cosmic forces (Yin and Yang). Tiphareth is the center of the Tree of Life, which balances the Sephiroth around it—from Chesed to Yesod. Tiphareth is the Sephirah of Christ, Adam, the Son of Man, or the Anthropos. Astrologically, Tiphareth is associated with the Sun. The Sun rules the heart, and Jesus’ heart is approximately in the same place as Tiphareth. His feet are nailed to Malkuth, the Kingdom, which designates physical life as well as the physical body. The invisible Sephirah Daath, the Sephirah of mystical knowledge, is above his head and is depicted as a halo. Yesod is at Jesus’s thighs, which isn’t a coincidence. Yesod is known as the phallus of the Adam Kadmon. The letter “Y” also is attached to the word “yoke,” as Jesus recommends to his followers in Matthew 11:29, as to “take his yoke upon them, and learn from him, for he is meek and lowly in heart.” In Matthew 11:3, Jesus also claims, “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
It is Heavenly Adam, First Man, or Christ who descends from Kether, through the channels that connect the various nodes or Sephiroth, all condensed into the “fullness of the Godhead bodily” of Christ (Colossians 2:9). The Logos descends into the fallen matrix of Malkuth that is somehow the roof of the Qliphoth of the Shells of the Tree of Death to rescue the fallen light, spread across the shadowy spheres. In a way, it was Jesus who brought heaven down to earth and Hades. The Peratic gnostics saw Jesus as a three-fold power that descended from heaven without ever being born and contained within himself the fullness of all the potentialities of the cosmos.
…in the time of Herod a certain man called Christ, with a threefold nature, and a threefold body, and a threefold power, (and) having in himself all (species of) concretions and potentialities (derivable) from the three divisions of the world; and that this, says (the Peratic), is what is spoken: It pleased him that in him should dwell all fullness bodily, and in Him the entire Divinity resides of the triad as thus divided. For, he says, that from the two superjacent worlds — namely, from that (portion of the triad) which is unbegotten, and from that which is self-producing — there have been conveyed down into this world in which we are, seeds of all sorts of potentialities. What, however, the mode of the descent is, we shall afterwards declare. (The Peratic) then says that Christ descended from above from unorigination, that by His descent all things triply divided might be saved. Hippolytus. (The Refutation of All Heresies 5:7.)
Interestingly, Hippolytus in Refutation of All Heresies (10.11) also says that a Gnostic heretic Justinus, the author of the Book of Baruch, claims that the Tree of Life was named after the male angel Baruch. The tree of knowledge of good and evil is named after a female snake-angel Naas, as I discuss in greater detail in the Sun Lady Unveiled.
There is also the cabalistic idea of the Crooked or Slant Serpent that slithers down on the Tree of life. I think this connects with the idea that the cabalistic Tree of Life is really the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. After all, both the Tree of Life diagram and the Tree of Death look the same. This also connects back to the concept of Jesus being hung on a tree while redeeming mankind from the “curse of the law” on the cross, much like how the alchemical serpent is said to be crucified on a cross. In the Golden Dawn diagrams, the Flaming Sword of God that acted as a barrier between the true Tree of Life and Adam and Eve also serves as a barrier of the Supernal Eden from the created world, as we will see later.
All of these concepts are also reflected in Origen’s Contra Celsum (6, 33) in which he discusses the Ophite Diagram, stating that on the diameter of one of the circles a sword of fire was depicted, the same one that had driven Adam and Eve from the earthly Paradise. This flaming sword guarded the Tree of knowledge (gnosis) and of life (zoe). If the sword was above the black line of Tartarus, then the tree of knowledge and of life has a series of circles starting from Behemoth and Leviathan to Gnosis and Sophia and leading through the circle of life to the Father. This could be like the Kabbalistic number of 777 is the sum of the paths that the Lightening Path of Creation travels down through the Tree of Life. It is through this channel that the Promethean motif of bringing the light of heaven to the World of Action becomes apparent.
We can also find parallels to the Valentinian Horos, Stauros, or Limit that separates the highest deity Bythos (Depth or Abyss) from the other Aeons that derive from him. This limit also functions though a second barrier between the “hysterema” of the material cosmos and the realm of the Aeons. Sophia also functions as a veil in On the Origin of the World. According to Jeffery Bradshaw in The Tree of Knowledge as the Veil of the Sanctuary, as also quoted in the book, the Tree of Knowledge itself acted as a veil to the Holy of Holies in Eden, where God dwelled. It was Satan, who deceived both Adam and Eve, who not only presented himself as the seraphim serpent Jesus but also made the tree of knowledge look like the tree of life!
After describing how the Tree of Life was planted “precisely in the middle of the garden,”The Zohar goes on to assert that the tree of knowledge of good and evil was “not precisely in the middle.” Clarifying what this might mean, an interesting Jewish tradition about the placement of the two trees is the idea that the foliage of the tree of knowledge hid the tree of life from direct view and that “God did not specifically prohibit eating from the tree of life because the tree of knowledge formed a hedge around it; only after one had partaken of the latter and cleared a path for himself could one come close to the Tree of Life.”In other words, although both trees were located, relatively speaking, in the central portion of Eden, one had to “pass through” the tree of knowledge that was “not precisely in the middle” before one could see and gain access to the tree of life that was “precisely in the middle of the garden.
At the moment of temptation, Satan deliberately tries to confuse Eve. The devil knows that there are two trees in the midst of the garden, but only the tree of knowledge is visible to Eve (see Moses 4:9) since, according to Ephrem, the tree of life is hidden behind it. To add to the confusion, Satan “made the two trees seem identical: the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil would open her eyes, and she would be like God, knowing both good and evil. Almost the same was true of the tree of life, for Wisdom opened the eyes of those who ate her fruit, and as they became wise, they became divine.”
Another theme of confusion stems from Satan’s efforts to mask his identity. The painting shown in figure 6 portrays the tempter in the dual guise of a serpent and a woman whose hair and facial features exactly mirror those of Eve. This common form of medieval portrayal was not intended to assert that the woman was devilish, but rather to depict the devil as trying to allay Eve’s fears, deceptively appealing to her by appearing in a form that resembled her own. Though Satan is not said in scripture to have appeared to Eve as a woman, he did try to deceive her when he represented himself as a serpent, as will be explained below.
Of great importance in understanding the story of the transgression of Adam and Eve is the fact that the serpent is a frequently used representation of the Messiah and his life-giving power, as shown, for example, in this depiction of Moses holding up the brazen serpent (fig. 7). Moreover, with specific relevance to the symbolism of the sacred location where he appeared to Eve in the Garden of Eden, evidence suggests that the form of the seraphim, whose function it was to guard the divine throne at the sacred center of the heavenly temple, was that of a fiery winged serpent. This idea gives new meaning to the statement of Nephi that the “being who beguiled our first parents . . . transformeth himself nigh unto an angel of light” (2 Nephi 9:9).
In the context of the temptation of Eve, Richard D. Draper, S. Kent Brown, and Michael D. Rhodes conclude that Satan “has effectively come as the Messiah, offering a promise that only the Messiah can offer, for it is the Messiah who will control the powers of life and death and can promise life, not Satan.”Not only has the devil come in guise of the Holy One, he seems to have deliberately appeared, without authorization, at a particularly sacred place in the garden. If it is true, as Ephrem the Syrian believed, that the tree of knowledge was a figure for “the veil for the sanctuary,” then Satan positioned himself, in the extreme of sacrilegious effrontery, as the very “keeper of the gate” (2 Nephi 9:41). Thus, in the apt words of Catherine Thomas, Eve was induced to take the fruit “from the wrong hand, having listened to the wrong voice.”
This raises a question: since the knowledge imparted by the transgression of Adam and Eve was good, helping them become more like God (see Moses 4:28), why did Satan encourage—rather than prevent—their eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge? Surprisingly, the scriptural story makes it evident that their transgression must have been as much an important part of the devil’s strategy as it was a central feature of the Father’s plan. In this one respect, the programs of God and Satan seem to have had something in common.
However, the difference in intention between God and Satan became apparent when it was time for Adam and Eve to take the next step. In this regard, the scriptures seem to suggest that the adversary wanted Adam and Eve to eat of the fruit of the tree of life directly after they partook of the tree of knowledge—a danger that moved God to take immediate preventive action by the placement of the cherubim and the flaming sword to guard “the way of the tree of life” (see Moses 4:28–31; Alma 12:23, 42:2–3). For had Adam and Eve eaten of the fruit of the tree of life at that time, “there would have been no death” and no “space granted unto man in which he might repent”—in other words, no “probationary state” to prepare for a final judgment and resurrection (see Alma 12:23–24).
The Father did intend—eventually—for Adam and Eve to partake of the tree of life, but not until they had learned through mortal experience to distinguish good from evil.
Giuliano Bugiardini, Adam, Eve (detail), ca. 1510.
This Crooked Serpent is also identified with the Leviathan dragon of Isaiah, as the author of Bitter Waters explains.
The Bible declares that Leviathan dwells in the midst of the ocean. Leviathan flees from before God, who casts it into the sea as a bebased creature to be mocked in the midst of the waters. Leviathan and its companion Behemoth (which we shall see is her seed) are the ultimate examples of might and power upon the earth. God’s judgment and slaying of them are the supreme demonstration of his power to all the world. As such, Leviathan and its companion Behemoth play critical roles in the end times. They are the key features of the dinner supper of the damned at the final judgment. The damned shall feast upon their flesh. This is contrast to the marriage supper of the righteous who are saved. They spiritually partake of the flesh of Messiah, and they enter his kingdom as his bride.
The Peratic Gnostic threefold nature of Jesus also mirrors Jesus’s Parable of the Sower and Paul’s trichotomist theology as well. He believed that human beings consisted of three parts: body, soul, and spirit. Every human being had a body and soul by nature, but Jesus gives them spirit upon regeneration into a new being. At the eschaton, Paul believed that Jesus would then destroy and transmute the body and soul of humanity into beings of pure spirit. Then whisk us all away to heaven. And he believed that this was all going to happen very soon, presumably in his own lifetime. Obviously, it didn’t, but that’s what he believed. This is the “nice” interpretation of alchemy. In the Old Testament, we get alchemical allusions in Malachi (3:1-3) (KJV):
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.
But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
This relates to the idea that salvation is a harrowing process that can take place over the course of many years—journeying inwards and the everlasting search for God until the union is realized. There is, however, a darker subtext when it comes to alchemy, as we will see later. In the ancient mystery schools, initiatory and theurgical practices often involved the initiate in undergoing a rite of rebirth (renatio), which is made possible following a ritualized form of the second death (while alive in the flesh). This death is a spiritual one, where the soul undergoes a kind of night descent, and the nous (divine intellect or mind) is revealed in the resurrected (anastasis) spirit body into direct contact with the gods. If one ascends to the gods, one becomes deified or divinized. The Greek historian and mythologist Plutarch’s Fragment 178 relays a similar experience in a mystery school rite of initiation and spiritual alchemy:
Thus we say that the soul that has passed thither is dead (ololenai), having regard to its complete (eis to holon) change and conversion. In this world it is without knowledge, except when it is already at the point of death; but when that time comes, it has an experience like that of men who are undergoing initiation into great mysteries; and so the verbs teleutdn (die) and teleisthai (be initiated), and the actions they denote, have a similarity.
In the beginning there is straying and wandering, the weariness of running this way and that, and nervous journeys through darkness that reach no goal, and then immediately before the consummation every possible terror, shivering and trembling and sweating and amazement. But after this a marvellous light meets the wanderer, and open country and meadow lands welcome him and in that place there are voices and dancing and the solemn majesty of sacred music and holy visions. And amidst these, he walks at large in new freedom, now perfect and fully initiated, celebrating the sacred rites, a garland upon his head, and converses with pure and holy men; he surveys the uninitiated, unpurified mob here on earth, the mob of living men who, herded together in mirk and deep mire, trample one another down and in their fear of death cling to their ills, since they disbelieve in the blessings of the other world. For the soul’s entanglement with the body and confinement in it are against nature, as you may discern from this.
According to the Masonic author, John Yarker in The Arcane Schools, there were two “paths” of the mysteries that conformed to Jesus’ explanation of the “narrow gate” and the “broad way” of Matthew.
And now for something of the Mysteries of Egypt, as represented by this pyramid. The entrance and its passage conform to the letter Y, or ‘two paths’ of Pythagoras and the broad and narrow way of the Greek Mysteries.
Indeed, we find a Pythagorean origin for the “narrow gate” ascribed to Jesus. In what is called the Pythagorean Y ascribed to “Maximus” it states the following:
Y being the image of such a choice presents itself to the human soul that can be found in Hesiod as well as Xenophon’s “The Choice of Hercules” found in (2.1) Memorabilia. Xenophon narrates how Hercules, in his youth, had to choose between the two ways between the path of Virtue and the Path of Vice, mirroring the “narrow way” and “broadway” of Matthew 7. Hercules, as a demigod himself, seems to exhibit many qualities like that of Jesus as well. Such differentiation between these two paths also reflects a Stoic model of ethics, like those found in Epictetus. It is these ethics that stem from various Pythagorean maxims. The Apostle Paul himself also exhibits Stoic as well as Platonic and Pythagorean tendencies, as well.
The Great Pyramids of Egypt, according to some, were ancient monuments built by the line of Seth and Enoch, as Jason Colavito quotes from Flavius Josephus’ Antiquities of the Jews (1.2.3) and the Life of Adam and Eve (49.3-50.2) in his article The Prophecy of Adam and the Pillars or Tablets of Knowledge:
They [the Children of Seth] also were the inventors of that peculiar sort of wisdom which is concerned with the heavenly bodies, and their order. And that their inventions might not be lost before they were sufficiently known, upon Adam’s prediction that the world was to be destroyed at one time by the force of fire, and at another time by the violence and quantity of water, they made two pillars, the one of brick, the other of stone: they inscribed their discoveries on them both, that in case the pillar of brick should be destroyed by the flood, the pillar of stone might remain, and exhibit those discoveries to mankind; and also inform them that there was another pillar of brick erected by them. Now this remains in the land of Siriad [i.e. Egypt] to this day. (trans. William Whiston)
On account of your transgression, Our Lord will bring upon your race the anger of his judgement, first by water, the second time by fire; by these two, will the Lord judge the whole human race. But hearken unto me, my children. Make ye then tables of stone and others of clay, and write on them, all my life and your father’s (all) that ye have heard and seen from us. If by water the Lord judge our race, the tables of clay will be dissolved and the tables of stone will remain; but if by fire, the tables of stone will be broken up and the tables of clay will be baked (hard). (trans. R. H. Charles)
In Matthew 5 (the first chapter in the New Testament Sermon on the Mount), Jesus is speaking to disciples and invites them to continue upward: “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48, KJV). The word, therefore, marks a transition in the sermon. On the one hand, it looks back over the instruction is given thus far. On the other, it looks forward to what will be required if the people are to become “perfect.” The word perfect may refer to being ethical or religiously pious or being “undivided in obedience to God.” It also has another layer of meaning—indicating the perfected are those who are the most advanced. Those who undergo this advancement become “perfect,” “finished,” or “completed” in the initiate’s instruction. It also corresponds to the Old Testament sense of the wholeness of consecration to God, like how the chosen high priests perform their sacred duties in the First and Second Temples of YHVH. Several facts support this understanding.
All of this connects to Jesus’s mystical “narrow gate,” in which only “the few” can pass through. Mircea Eliade writes that the narrow gate represents “. . .the desire for transcendence. The threshold concentrates not only the boundary between outside and inside but also the possibility of passage from one zone to another (from the profane to the sacred. . .” Even John Bunyon, the Christian minister, in the Strait Gate would agree:
The straitness of this gate is not to be understood carnally, but mystically. You are not to understand it, as if the entrance into heaven was some little pinching wicket; no, the straitness of this gate is quite another thing. This gate is wide enough for all them that are truly gracious and sincere lovers of Jesus Christ, but so strait, as that not one of the other can by any means enter. . .
The idea behind initiation also infers of one being “perfected,” which corresponds to the Greek word “teleios.” “Teleios” was also used as a technical term used for Initiates of these Mystery Schools. According to Strong’s definition, this is precisely the aim of the initiated, “τέλειος téleios, tel’-i-os; complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neuter (as a noun) completeness:—of full age, man, perfect.” The perfected or “matured” initiate is one who is fully initiated in the rituals and esoteric understanding of religion. The word “mature” is used in Hebrews 5:14, which states: “But solid food is for the mature, the ones by constant use having trained the senses for distinguishing both good and evil.”
The Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 2:6 (NIV) writes something similar about having spiritual wisdom as opposed to the “rulers” or “archons” of this “aeon” (the original Greek terminology): “We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.” Paul confirms this in the next chapter: “I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual [people], but as unto carnal [people], even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able” (1 Corinthians 3:1–2).
Concerning this idea, according to Morton Smith in Clement of Alexandria and a Secret Gospel of Mark, the church father Clement of Alexandria discusses a second or “Secret Gospel of Mark,” which reports the Lord’s doing as recounted by Peter and goes beyond the public Gospel of Mark. This gospel contained things, according to Clement of Alexandria, “for the use of those who were being perfected [teleioumenon]. Nevertheless, he [Mark] did not divulge the things not to be uttered, nor did he write down the hierophantic [initiatory] teaching [hierophantiken didaskalian] of the Lord, but … brought in certain sayings of which he knew the interpretation would … lead the hearers into the innermost sanctuary of … truth.” The copy of this text was read “only to those who are being initiated [tous muoumenous] into the great mysteries [ta megala mysteria].”
Accordingly, in Matthew 5:48, it seems that Jesus may have had several things in mind as he invited the people to become perfect. Above all, this involves becoming like God (“even as I or your Father who is in heaven”) which is what the Orthodox notion of theosis is ultimately about. Those who do this will have the opportunity to see and know God and become like him as it states in 1 John 3:2 (which is life eternal), “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” The high priestly prayer in John’s Gospel also connects to theosis: “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee. . . . And the glory which thou gavest me, I have given them” (John 17:21–22). Andrew C. Skinner remarks on this passage in the article “Margaret Barker’s “The Lord Is One”— a Response.”
Though Jesus Christ is the only natural heir of the Father—that is, the only heir by nature or physical birth—we, through the grace or empowerment extended to us by Christ, may inherit the glory he (Jesus) possesses. This idea was very much a part of the theology of the Greek Fathers of the Church, and also the Greek theologians who came after. In fact, the Greek Fathers and their successors regarded the whole Johannine corpus as “an especially rich witness to theosis”1 (see, for example, John 3:8; 14:21– 23; 15:4–8; 17:21–23; 1 Jn. 3:2; and 4:12). Having this in mind, theologian Peter of Damascus (who died in the eighth century) invoked the authority of Christ found in this and other passages to state that we become “gods by adoption through grace” (Philokalia 3:79).
While the “broad way” of Matthew 7 is said to lead to destruction, the Upper Aeons (or Heaven) are said to be wide in Gnostic sources: “After these things there is another place which is broad, having hidden within it a great wealth which supplies the All. This is the immeasurable deep” (Untitled Text in the Bruce Codex). Meanwhile, condemned souls will be cast down and “imprisoned” in the dark and narrow abyss. The Savior says in Book of Thomas the Contender 142:30:
. . . Truly I tell you that he will be handed over to the ruler above who rules over all the powers as their king, and he will turn that one around and cast him from heaven down to the abyss, and he will be imprisoned in a narrow dark place. Moreover, he can neither turn nor move on account of the great depth of Tartaros and the heavy bitterness of Hades. . .
Perhaps the “broad way” that is warned against by not only Jesus but also Xenophon and Pythagoras is simply a cruel mirror reflecting the superior upper aeons in the world of matter where all lost souls think they are in tune with universality but in reality are in utter rebellion against God and are in a constant state of delusion in a labyrinth full of smoke and mirrors. It is this path that leads to ruin and into the “narrow dark place.” Perhaps this is the true meaning behind Luke 13: “And indeed there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last.” The “true” broad expanse exists in the “Kingdom of God.” The only way out of the sublunary, fallen world is through a narrow spiritual gateway that exists inside deep within the soul and into the inner court of the Temple, being the Holy of Holies. This is the true path to the broad realm of the Pleroma.
In John, Jesus’s ascension connects to the mounted brass serpent Nehushtan (on a pole), which healed the Israelites after they were attacked by “fiery serpents” when the Israelites complained and spoke ill against God. In alchemical terms, this corresponds with the crucified serpent as the chief element that is involved with “fixing the volatile.” The crucified serpent also connects to the element of Mercury. Generally speaking, “fixing the volatile” means stabilizing the active principle, something which can separate harmful and beneficial aspects from each other or even transform the harmful into the beneficial. The mercury that is being fixed may be equated with St. George piercing the dragon or St. Michael battling and casting out the Devil and his angels—thus exiling them to the earth for them for their “arrival.” This is when the worship of the “Beast” begins. This “Beast” hints at the Kabbalistic concept of the “Other God” being an androgynous, hermaphroditic union of Samael and Lilith serpents/worms.
However, if we interpret the crucified snake = Mercury = Logos = spirit, which is a common symbol chain, then the symbol can suggest that the final “rendering” of the spirit, by death or enlightenment, will produce the pure, perfected, incorruptible spirit that, in alchemical terms, tends to go along with an incorruptible body. This is the secret of the incorruptible, resurrection body that the overcomers will inherit, that St. Paul discusses at length in 1 Corinthians 15. In this reading, the symbol clearly indicates immortality, the standard promise of the philosopher’s stone, which is represented as God’s New Jerusalem in Revelation 21-22. This is the spiritual medicine that Jesus implores his followers to consume his immortal living waters, to gain eternal life, and to become one of the “living creatures” or angels of Heaven since mortal humans on earth are considered spiritually “dead” or “asleep” to the Lord of Hosts.
Jesus said to the church at Ephesus that He would give the overcomer “to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God” (Revelation 2:7). Here, Jesus alluded to the original placement of the tree of life in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:9) and indicated that the redeemed would once more have access to the tree in a future paradise—the eternal state which John now sees. Those who do His commandments (or wash their robes and enter the “strait gate” and “narrow way” of Luke 13 and Matthew 7) will have the authority to access the tree of life in the Holy Temple of the New Jerusalem (Revelation 22:14).
Those who take away from the words of the book of this prophecy will have their part taken away from the tree of life (Revelation 22:19). Evidently, access to the tree of life is one and the same as salvation and indicates that all who inhabit the eternal state will have access to the tree, equally as all is one in the Body of Christ. When man rebelled in the Garden of Eden, he was cut off from the tree of life (Genesis. 3:22-24). Since then, death has reigned over all people for all generations, even the people of God—with few exceptions like Enoch. Through the redemptive counsels of God, history is to be brought full circle to affect a full return to a Paradise without death which was previously lost. 
The Church Fathers compared the harmonious unity of Scripture to a ring, an unbroken circle, returning into itself. Between the events of Genesis and those at the close of Revelation, at least six thousand or seven thousand years intervene; and between Moses the first writer and John the last about one thousand five hundred years. How striking it is that, as in the beginning we found Adam and Eve, his bride, in innocence in Paradise, then tempted by the serpent, and driven from the tree of life, and from the pleasant waters of Eden, yet not without a promise of a Redeemer who should crush the serpent; so at the close, the old serpent cast out forever by the second Adam, the Lord from heaven, who appears with His Bride, the Church, in a better Paradise, and amidst immortal waters (Revelation 22:1): the tree of life also is there with all its healing properties, not guarded with a flaming sword, but open to all who overcome (Revelation 2:7), and there is no more curse, which is resolved all the way from the fall from Eden.
As mentioned above, Jesus is also called the “Last Adam” by St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:45, “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” This means that one must enter union with the living spirit of Christ to be saved, which is the image of God, being agape love or divine love, before it was lost in the fall. Without the living spirit of Christ, the soul is dead in its trespasses.
All worlds move in circles as the lower and higher aeons are also depicted as circular, and the grand march of God’s providence with man throughout time moves in one immense circle. It starts with Paradise, and thence moves out through strange and untried paths until it has fulfilled its grand revolution by coming back to the point from which it started; not indeed to repeat itself necessarily, but thenceforward to rest forever in the results of that wonderful experiment. Genesis is the Book of beginnings; the Revelation is the Book of the endings of what was then begun; and the last laps back upon the first and welds the two ends of the history into a golden ring of eternity. Or perhaps, if Nietzsche was right, mankind is eternally entrapped in the “eternal return,” where the beginning meets the end, symbolized as the Gnostic and alchemical Ouroboros. After all, the Gospel of Thomas Logion 18 says:
18. The disciples said to Jesus, “Tell us, how will our end come?”
Jesus said, “Have you found the beginning, then, that you are looking for the end? You see, the end will be where the beginning is.
Congratulations to the one who stands at the beginning: that one will know the end and will not taste death.”
The beginning is really the “new Genesis.” During this present age, where physical death has not yet been abolished, those who follow God are likened to a fruitful tree typified by the tree of life near the river of living water which John sees in the eternal state.
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. (Psalms. 1:1-3).
Between the Fall in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:22-24) and the creation of the new heavens and earth (Revelation. 21:1), the cross of Jesus Christ is the tree of life for all who trust in His redeeming work (Acts 5:30; Galatians. 3:13; 1 Peter. 2:24). And as pointed out earlier, it is the Cross of Christ that actually acts as an alchemical tool to “solve et. coagula” meaning to “dissolve and reconstitute” the descendants of Adam and Eve (being humanity) and change them into new creatures of a divine nature (theosis), similar to that of Christ as being “perfected” like we see in Hebrews 5:14 and Matthew 5:48.
Woodcut 20 of the Rosarium philosophorum (the Rosary of the Philosophers).
On one website explaining the alchemical significance of Visions of Zosimos of Panopolis, the author explains the significance of the divine waters and its connection with the mercurial serpent and its dismemberment.
This anima was set free not only by means of the “cooking,” but also by the sword dividing the “egg,” or by the separatio, or by dissolution into the four “roots” or elements. The separatio was often represented as the dismemberment of a human body. Of the aqua permanens it was said that it dissolved the bodies into the four elements. Altogether, the divine water possessed the power of transformation. It transformed the nigredo into the albedo through the miraculous “washing” (ablutio); it animated inert matter, made the dead to rise again, and therefore possessed the virtue of the baptismal water in the ecclesiastical rite. Just as, in the benedictio fontis, the priest makes the sign of the cross over the water and so divides it into four parts, so the mercurial serpent, symbolizing the aqua permanens, undergoes dismemberment, another parallel to the division of the body.
Finally, the last quote here is taken from the Collected Works C.G. Jung Vol. 13 (Carl Jung), from a series of essays about the various aspects of the alchemical spirit of Mercury.
The commonest alchemical symbol for this is the tree, the arbor philosophica, which derives from the paradisal tree of knowledge. Here, as in our fairytale, a daemonic serpent, an evil spirit, prods and persuades to knowledge. In view of the Biblical precedent, it is not surprising that the spirit Mercurius has, to say the least, a great many connections with the dark side. One of his aspects is the female serpent daemon, Lilith or Melusina, who lives in the philosophical tree. At the same time, he not only partakes of the Holy Spirit but, according to alchemy, is actually identical with it. We have no choice but to accept this shocking paradox after all we have learnt about the ambivalence of the spirit archetype. Our ambiguous Mercurius simply confirms the rule. In any case, the paradox is no worse than the Creator’s whimsical notion of enlivening his peaceful, innocent paradise with the presence of an obviously rather dangerous tree-snake, “accidentally” located on the very same tree as the forbidden apples.
It must be admitted that the fairytale and alchemy both show Mercurius in a predominantly unfavourable light, which is all the more striking because his positive aspect relates him not only to the Holy Spirit, but, in the form of the lapis, also to Christ and, as a triad, even to the Trinity. It looks as if it were precisely these relationships which led the alchemists to put particular stress on the dark and dubious quality of Mercurius, and this militates strongly against the assumption that by their lapis they really meant Christ. If this had been their meaning, why should they have renamed Christ the lapis philosophorum?
The lapis is at most a counterpart or analogy of Christ in the physical world. Its symbolism, like that of Mercurius who constitutes its substance, points, psychologically speaking, to the self, as also does the symbolic figure of Christ. In comparison with the purity and unity of the Christ symbol, Mercurius-lapis is ambiguous, dark, paradoxical, and thoroughly pagan. It therefore represents a part of the psyche which was certainly not moulded by Christianity and can on no account be expressed by the symbol “Christ.” On the contrary, as we have seen, in many ways it points to the devil, who is known at times to disguise himself as an angel of light.
The connections between Mercury and the Devil could not be more blatant, as Carl Jung, described above in the alchemical image of Python, the dragon spirit of Mercury.
Theodotus also says that the baptism of Christ releases the believer from the clutches of passions, Fate, destiny and demonic powers that infest the lower world in which mankind finds himself exiled in (76-78).
As, therefore, the birth of the Saviour released us from “becoming” and from Fate, so also his baptism rescued us from fire, and his Passion rescued us from passion in order that we might in all things follow him. For he who was baptised unto God advanced toward God and has received “power to walk upon scorpions and snakes,” the evil powers. And he commands the disciples “When ye go about, preach and them that believe baptise in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” in whom we are born again, becoming higher than all the other powers.
Therefore baptism is called death and an end of the old life when we take leave of the evil principalities, but it is also called life according to Christ, of which he is sole Lord. But the power of the transformation of him who is baptised does not concern the body but the soul, for he who comes up [out of the water] is unchanged. From the moment when he comes up from baptism he is called a servant of God even by the unclean spirits and they now “tremble” at him whom shortly before they obsessed.
Until baptism, they say, Fate is real, but after it the astrologists are no longer right. But it is not only the washing that is liberating, but the knowledge of/who we were, and what we have become, where we were or where we were placed, whither we hasten, from what we are redeemed, what birth is and what rebirth.
Baptism, to the ancients, was considered a form of spiritual “illumination.” The Baptist investiture and anointing of the high priest became an epiphany of the primordial man nursing the tree of life surrounded by the sphere of Paradise. In Mandaean rituals, the baptismal candidate is reborn as the “secret Adam of glory,” Adakas Ziwa as macr’anthropos. The early Christians are in baptism acc. to Paul regaining the imago dei and the Glory lost by Adam, Rom 5,12ff.; 1.Cor 15,45ff., and united with Christ as macr’anthropos, 1.Cor 12,12f.; Gal 3,27f.; Eph 1; Col 1,15-20. And according to the gospels after baptism, Jesus is like Adam before the fall living among the wild animals of the desert and tempted by the devil. Accordingly, Christian baptism is the beginning of the journey to theosis or completion.
While Adam and Eve wanted to be like God Jesus is constantly renouncing such divine powers such as his divine ability to turn stone into bread, to fly and to take power over the whole world. Jesus, of course, however, is resurrected after a gruesome and torturous death along with his descent into hell to do battle with Satan and his demons as recorded in the Acts of Pontius Pilate or the Gospel of Nicodemus. The baptistery was often shaped as an octagon; the unity of 4 (or 8) was not only for the Pythagoreans the great symbol of mystic unity and cosmic center. We must now turn our attention to Daniel Gleason over at Jesus8880 who summarizes the history of the Priest-Kings in relation with the Christ and baptism:
The title “Christ” comes from the Greek word Christos which is a translation of the Hebrew word Messiah meaning “The Anointed One.” During the time of the Old Testament, the term “messiah” (the anointed-one) was meant to apply to Kings and High Priests who were “christened” with oil at the time of their inauguration ceremony or when they were given their “powers” of office. During this time, the word “Messiah” never meant or even implied that a person was actually divine. The famous seventy-sevens (weeks) riddle in the Book of Daniel (Dan 9:24-27) mentions three different anointed-ones, the Jewish Temple (Dan 9:24), King Cyrus, the King of Babylon (Dan 9:25, Is 45:1), and the Hebrew High Priest Onias III (Dan 9:26).
During the time the Hebrew nation was occupied by the Greeks and then the Romans, the title “Christ” gradually took on the added meaning of a deliverer or a savior. The famous seventy-sevens (weeks) riddle in the Book of Daniel (Dan 9:24-27) mentions three different anointed-ones, the Jewish Temple (Dan 9:24), Cyrus the Great, the King of Babylon (Dan 9:25, Is 45:1), and the Hebrew High Priest Onias III (Dan 9:26). It was at this time that the Jews fervently began to pray that God would metaphorically “anoint” a future king to free them from their pagan lords.
At the time the first Christian literature appeared in the early 1st century AD, the definition of the word “Christ” changed again and took on a religious meaning. The epistles of Paul (50-60 AD) turned the name “Christ” into a proper name and cosmic title. By the time of the gospels (80-130AD) Jesus was seen as a real man who lived on earth. In the gospels, the earthly “Christ” fled from crowds who wanted to make him an earthly “king” because it was a secular position that was beneath him. The gospel’s thinly veiled message of calling Jesus “Christ” was to imply that he was a heavenly king “anointed” by God to save mankind. Jesus earned his title of the Christ (the anointed one) when he was baptised in the Jordan River, which was also known as “The River of the Rising Sun” (Joshua 12:1).
To gnostic Christians, the “Word” and Sign of “Christ” took on a mythical meaning because of the isopsephia value of the name. The “number” of the Greek name “Christ” is 1480 units and six circles with that circumference fit exactly inside the raised Jesus (8880)! The name “Christ” was now transformed into a Christian mystery, a name that signified divine, magical, cosmic powers. The early Christians believed they could become like Christ if they were “anointed” with water and the “holy spirit” through the ritual sacrament of baptism.
We will return to the spiritual unction or baptism later in this article.
It is interesting to note that in Revelation 12, that the “old serpent” is the Devil and Satan, would immediately lead one to connect the word “old” with the earlier and former mention of the serpent in Genesis 3: and the fact that it was Satan himself who tempted “the second man,” “the last Adam,” would force the conclusion that no other than Satan could have been the tempter of “the first man, Adam.” In Romans 6:3-6, St. Paul tells us that all born into subjection of the curse placed on Adam are the “old man,” which is crucified, buried and dissolved with Christ and be reborn.
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
The author of the website, “The Rain”, tells us more about the various connections with the serpent, the spirit server sent by Lucifer in Eden.
The Hebrew word rendered “serpent” in Genesis 3:1 is Nachash (from the root Nachash, to shine), and means a shining one. Hence, in Chaldee it means brass or copper, because of its shining. Hence also, the word Nehushtan, a piece of brass, in 2 Kings 18:4. In the same way Seraph, in Isaiah 6:2, 6, means a burning one, and, because the serpents mentioned in Numbers 21 were burning, in the poison of their bite, they were called Seraphim, or Seraphs. But when the LORD said unto Moses, “Make thee a fiery serpent” (Numbers 21:8), He said, “Make thee a Seraph”, and, in obeying this command, we read in verse 9, “Moses made a Nachash of brass.” Nachash is thus used as being interchangeable with Seraph.
Now, if Seraph is used of a serpent because its bite was burning, and is also used of a celestial or spirit-being (a burning one), why should not Nachash be used of a serpent because its appearance was shining, and be also used of a celestial or spirit-being (a shining one)? Indeed, a reference to the structure of Genesis 3 (on page 7 in The Companion Bible) will show that the Cherubim (which are similar celestial or spirit-beings) of the last verse (Genesis 3:24) require a similar spirit-being to correspond with them in the first verse (for the structure of the whole chapter is a great Introversion). The Nachash, or serpent, who beguiled Eve (2 Corinthians 11:3) is spoken of as “an angel of light.” Have we not, in this, a clear intimation that it was not a snake, but a glorious shining being, apparently an angel, to whom Eve paid such great deference, acknowledging him as one who seemed to possess superior knowledge, and who was evidently a being of a superior (not of an inferior) order? Moreover, in the description of Satan as “the king of Tyre” it is distinctly implied that the latter being was of a supernatural order when he is called “a cherub” (Ezekiel 28:14, 16), like we saw earlier.
His presence “in Eden, the garden of Elohim”, is also clearly stated, as well as his being “perfect in beauty”, his being “perfect in his ways from the day he was created till iniquity was found in him”, and as being “lifted up because of his beauty.” These all compel the belief that Satan was the shining one (Nachash) in Genesis 3, and especially because the following words could be addressed to him:—“Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.”
Even supposing that these things were spoken to, and of, an exalted human being in later days (Ezekiel 28), still “the king of Tyre” is not compared to a being who was non-existent; and facts and circumstances which never happened are not introduced into the comparison. There is more about “the king of Tyre” in Ezekiel 28:11-19 than was literally true of “the prince of Tyre.” The words can be understood only of the mightiest and most exalted supernatural being that God ever created; and this for the purpose of showing how great would be his fall.
Again, the word rendered “subtle” in Genesis 3:1, means wise, in a good sense as well as in a wicked sense. In Ezekiel 28:12 we have the good sense, “Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom”; and the bad sense in verse 17, “thou hast corrupted thy wisdom” (referring, of course, to his fall). So the word rendered “subtle” is rendered “prudent” in Proverbs 1:4; 8:12; 12:23; 14:8; and in a bad sense in Job 15:5; 1 Samuel 23:22; Psalm 83:3.
The word “beast” also, in Genesis 3:1, chay, denotes a living being, and it is as wrong to translate zoa “beasts” in Revelation 4, as it is to translate chay “beast” in Genesis 3. Both mean living creature. The serpent is thus spoken of as being “more wise than any other living creature which Jehovah and his fellow Elohim had made.” Even if the word “beast” be retained, it does not say that either a serpent or Satan was a “beast”, but only that he was “more wise” than any other living being.
When Satan is spoken of as a “serpent”, it is the figure Hypocatastasis or Implication; it no more means a snake than it does when Dan is so called in Genesis 49:17; or an animal when Nero is called a “lion” (2 Timothy 4:17), or when King Herod is called a “fox” (Luke 13:32); or when Judah is called “a lion’s whelp”. It is the same idea when “doctrine” is called “leaven” (Matthew 16:6). It shows that something much more real and truer to truth is intended. If a figure of speech is thus employed, it is for the purpose of expressing the truth more impressively; and is intended to be a figure of something much more real than the letter of the word.
When it is said in verse Genesis 3:15, “thou shalt bruise His heel”, it cannot mean His literal heel of flesh and blood, but suffering, more temporary in character. It means that all Satan’s plans and plots, policy and purposes, will one day be finally crushed and ended, never more to mar or hinder the plans of God. This will be affected when Satan shall be bruised under the feet of the Body of Christ (Romans 16:20). This, again, will not be literal feet, but something much more real.
The crushing of serpents and scorpions beneath Christ’s (and his followers) feet (Luke 10:19) is the most eloquent and impressive way of foretelling the most solemn events; and to point out that the effort made by Satan to evade his doom, then threatened, would become the very means of insuring its accomplishment; for it was through the death of Christ that he who had the power of death would be destroyed; and all Satan’s power and policy brought to an end, and all his works destroyed (Hebrews 2:14; 1 John 3:8. Revelation 20:1-3, 10).
“On thy belly shalt thou go” (Genesis 3:14). Such imagery paints for the eyes of our mind the picture of Satan’s ultimate humiliation; for prostration was ever the most eloquent sign of subjection. When it is said “our belly cleaveth unto the ground” (Psalm 44:25), it denotes such a prolonged prostration.
Perhaps the defeated, prostrated imagery of the serpent also connects to what is being portrayed in the imagery of Atlas, holding up the heavens. In Greek mythology, serpents also show up in the form of Ophis (Οφιων, Ophiôn, Ophion, Greek for serpent) who had reigned on Mount Olympus with his consort Eurynome and was also considered to be one of the sons of Zeus. Moe Bedard, in his article, “Serpent on the Cross,” writes about the connection between Ophis and the Mystery School religions of the ancients:
The followers of Ophis were called the Ophites. Ophis is the Greek equivalent to the ancient Egyptian Apap or Aph-ophis, the Great Serpent who later became Apis, or Epaphus, the Sacred Bull of Egypt. Blavatsky had written, that Apollo and Python, Osiris and Typhon, Christos and the Serpent, are all convertible terms and the followers of this cult that were called Masters of Wisdom, and all Initiates into the Sacred Mysteries, are called Nagas, or Serpents of Wisdom. However, I disagree that Typhon would be considered the same as Apollo, Python, or Osiris.
Later in the article, Moe Bedard writes:
According to Greek Mythology, eventually the Good Serpent Ophis would be dethroned by his grandfather, the God of chaos and darkness, Cronos (Saturn or Satan) and the goddess of fertility and war, Rhea (Saturn’s Moon). Hence, the true serpent and dragon of wisdom, Ophis was cast out, and in his place, chaos and darkness would rule under Cronus (Saturn or Satan) and the goddess of fertility and war, Rhea (Saturn’s Moon). This is the reason why, Jesus on the cross is considered by the Fathers of the church, as the standard of Christian warfare and the lower case Greek t, the symbol of death.
The connection between Cronos, the Beast, or what the cabalists referred to as the “Other God” or the Beast—which is a hermaphroditic pair of dragon/worm-like demons being Samael and Lilith—separated by God’s flaming sword (used also against Leviathan in Isaiah), is a strange one indeed. And if they were to ever reunite, they would destroy the universe and all creation in an instant. They are trying to do this when Satan emerges from the primal sea of chaos (much like how Lilith spontaneously emerges from the chaos of nothingness) and incarnates as the Antichrist in his final move against God. The great secret taught by the mystery schools and practically all of Western occultism is that good and evil are one, encapsulated in the maxim “as above so below” and symbolized by the hexagram, better known as the Seal of Solomon and the Star of David, which is the geometric equivalent of 666. The Mark of the Beast is examined thoroughly in The Sun Lady Unveiled.
In the Old Testament, the Shekinah Glory or the Cloud of Glory is described to be God’s bride. She is depicted as Divine Wisdom or Sophia. Strangely, in The Zohar, God has taken a concubine, equated with the dark demoness Lilith “the Matronit,” who has alienated him from his wife, but that God will return to her at the End of Days and reconcile everything. In other words, Lilith is both the divine consort of God and the Devil! According to the Zohar, Lilith is also the failed mate of Adam as well to eventually become the serpent who deceived Eve and caused Adam’s fall. Therefore, God established eternal enmity between the Serpent Lilith and Eve and between their seed. Lilith’s seed would bruise the heel of Eve’s promised seed, Messiah, but Eve’s seed would revive to crush Lilith’s head along with Samael’s. Revelation 12 is a fulfillment of Genesis.
Returning to Saturn, Augustine mentions that the people of Carthage called Saturn senex, “ancient one” or the “the old one”, De cons.ev.1,16. Zaehner thinks the lion-headed god of the mysteries of Mithras with the coiling snake is Ahriman, but he is certainly also the Syrian god, Saturn, the Canaanite Baal-Ammon, and perhaps even Moloch, the receiver of the child sacrifice. I discuss all these connections in detail in my book.
The Great Red Dragon and the Beast from the Sea by William Blake.
The Number of the Beast 666 by William Blake.
Throughout the world, there are many references to dragon or serpent-like beings that spawned various cultures and religions, such as the numerous Chinese, Mayan, Irish, and Hopi Indian legends. The ancient near eastern civilizations of Babylon, Canaan, and Israel all spoke of a primordial serpent-like monster of the ocean, which was called Tiamat in Babylon, Yamm in Canaan, and Leviathan in Israel. Likewise, the most ancient scriptures of India assert that the chief god Indra is associated with serpentine shapeshifters, and the second most important god, Agni, is called a “raging serpent.” The god of India to whom most devotion is paid, namely Krishna, had this to say about himself in the Bhagavad Gita (10:29): “Of the Nâgas [the snakelike] I am Ananta [supporting Vishnu]…”
The more knowledgeable and occult minds among the ancient Greeks also paid homage to serpent-gods, such as Asclepius. We also know that Epiphanius clearly states that snakes were involved in the Ophite Eucharist and connected them to the Logos like Jesus does with John 3. The Peratic Gnostics believed that Jesus Christ was a serpent-god (Refutation of All Heresies, 5:130-133):
No one, then, he says, can be saved or return (into heaven) without the Son, and the Son is the Serpent. For as he brought down from above the paternal marks, so again he carries up from thence those marks roused from a dormant condition and rendered paternal characteristics, substantial ones from the unsubstantial Being, transferring them hither from thence. This, he says, is what is spoken: I am the door. And he transfers (those marks), he says, to those who close the eyelid, as the naphtha drawing the fire in every direction towards itself; nay rather, as the magnet (attracting) the iron and not anything else, or just as the backbone of the sea falcon, the gold and nothing else, or as the chaff is led by the amber.
The Naassenes believed an omniscient serpent watches over us from above. Specifically, Hippolytus in The Refutation of All Heresies (4:47), had this to say about their beliefs:
Aratus says that there are in the sky revolving, that is, gyrating stars, because from east to west, and west to east, they journey perpetually, (and) in an orbicular figure. And he says that there revolves towards The Bears themselves, like some stream of a river, an enormous and prodigious monster, (the) Serpent; and that this is what the devil says in the book of Job to the Deity, when (Satan) uses these words: “I have traversed earth under heaven, and have gone around (it), that is, that I have been turned around, and thereby have been able to survey the worlds.” For they suppose that towards the North Pole is situated the Dragon, the Serpent, from the highest pole looking upon all (the objects), and gazing on all the works of creation, in order that nothing of the things that are being made may escape his notice. For though all the stars in the firmament set, the pole of this (luminary) alone never sets, but, careering high above the horizon, surveys and beholds all things, and none of the works of creation, he says, can escape his notice.
This idea that something wicked is hovering around the North Pole echoes through the ages down to the present. The official flag of the United Nations is a view of the globe from a region of space above the North Pole looking down and relates it to the Biblical Prophet Isaiah, who said that Lucifer also exalts himself to lofty positions in the north (Isaiah 14:12-13). As mentioned earlier, the first-century Christian leader Elchasai believed that war rages among the evil angels of the northern stars, and therefore immoral nations are in a state of confusion.
Oh inimitable wisdom and incantations gorged with powers! Who will not be astonished at such and such force of words? But since we have stated that they also bring into requisition astrological deceit, we shall prove this from their own formularies; for Elchasai speaks thus: There exist wicked stars of impiety. This declaration has been now made by us, O you pious ones and disciples: beware of the power of the days of the sovereignty of these stars, and engage not in the commencement of any undertaking during the ruling days of these. And baptize not man or woman during the days of the power of these stars, when the moon, (emerging) from among them, courses the sky, and travels along with them. Beware of the very day up to that on which the moon passes out from these stars, and then baptize and enter on every beginning of your works.
But, moreover, honour the day of the Sabbath, since that day is one of those during which prevails (the power) of these stars. Take care, however, not to commence your works the third day from a Sabbath, since when three years of the reign of the emperor Trojan are again completed from the time that he subjected the Parthians to his own sway—when, I say, three years have been completed, war rages between the impious angels of the northern constellations; and on this account all kingdoms of impiety are in a state of confusion (Hippolytus. Refutation of All Heresies (Book IX.11).
This is echoed in 2 Enoch 10, from about the same time, where it states that there is a hell of black fire in the heavens of the north, and a bunch of witches, vampires, and pedophiles dwell there in torment, with cruel angels carrying savage weapons while mercilessly torturing them, forever. In 1 Enoch 70:1-4, we see Enoch’s spirit “translated” into heaven through the north!
1. And it came to pass after this that his name during his lifetime was raised aloft to that Son of Man and to the Lord of Spirits from amongst those who dwell on the earth. 2. And he was raised aloft on the chariots of the spirit and his name vanished among them. 3. And from that day I was no longer numbered amongst them: and he set me between the two winds, between the North and the 4 West, where the angels took the cords to measure for me the place for the elect and righteous. 4. And there I saw the first fathers and the righteous who from the beginning dwell in that place.
The Prophet Zarathustra was also informed of an evil entity that comes from northern climates, as the holy texts of the Zoroastrians record, in the Vendidad of the Zend Avesta, Fargard 8.3.21, 8.7.72, and the Vendidad of the Zend Avesta, Fargard 8.7. This quote is part of an exorcism ritual for expelling this demonic northern entity.
Zarathustra asked Ahura Mazda: ‘O Ahura Mazda, most beneficent Spirit, Maker of the material world, thou Holy One! When a man dies, at what moment does the Drug Nasu rush upon him?’ Ahura Mazda answered: ‘Directly after death, as soon as the soul has left the body, O Spitama Zarathustra! the Drug Nasu comes and rushes upon him, from the regions of the north, in the shape of a raging fly, with knees and tail sticking out, all stained with stains, and like unto the foulest Khrafstras.
New Age scholar, April DeConick, when speaking of the Peratic Gnostics, spoke of the far-north constellation Draco and its connection to Christ, in The Gnostic New Age.
According to the Peratics, the consequence of this primordial insurrection is that human spirits, the seeds of divine potential, are incarcerated by the dark lords. The dark lord reigning over all creation is Kronos, the violent Titan who quakes the earth and spews the waters of Tartarus upward into the ocean. Kronos, the cannibal god who devours his own children, is identified as the craftsman, the Demiurge, who brings forth human life only to destroy it. He is the Father God who murders his children by eating them, trapping their spirits in the cosmos.
This wretched situation requires a drastic intervention from the two other levels of reality. The transcendent Good and the upright divinities must do something to later this horrible predicament and liberate the spirit. Here the Peratic story takes on a decisively Christian flare. Following the narrative arc of the fourth Gospel, the Peratics taught that Christ was sent down from the Good to save creation.
Christ was a powerful entity that embodied all three levels of reality—the transcendent, the divine, and the human. When he was crucified, he joined the other celestial rulers as a god, as it said in the fourth Gospel, when the Son of Man was lifted up like Moses lifted p the serpent. He took control of the highest and brightest constellation, becoming fixed in the skies at the top of the celestial dome the guardian god of the luminous serpentine constellation Draco.
As such he became the good guardian of the star gat that controls the flow of existence from the transcendent sphere into the cosmos and back again. He opened the Draco portal, establishing a flow of divinity into and out of the cosmos with every rotation of the celestial sphere. This is how they understood the Christian aphorism attributed to Jesus in the in the fourth Gospel: I am the door” (John 10:7).
Based on Hippolytus’ testimony, DeConick goes on to describe the Peratics’ ritual ceremonies reserved only for their initiates involving astral projection into the bowels of hell and confronting the dark lords that rule the Underworld, including Chronos. Somehow at the end of their perilous astral journey of various trials and tribulations, the Peratics escape the jaws of the northern Draco somehow connected to the Ouroboros-Leviathan that encircles the cosmos and into the transcendent World of Light or what the Neoplatonists like Macrobius and Porphyry would consider being the Milky Way. The Milky Way was considered the well-spring of all pre-existent souls—traversing back and forth from heavens to the earth and vice versa through Zodiac portals like Cancer (descent) and Capricorn (ascent). Accordingly, the belief in the pre-existence of souls is also present in Platonic, Enochic literature, and even in the Old Testament. The church father Origen, who was eventually condemned as a heretic, also held this belief. In Peter Mark Adam’s Game of Saturn (p. 115), he writes about the sign Draco.
The alchemical dragon returns us, once more, to the ambivalence of myth, to the dragon as the undefinable primal substance and its various oblique transformations through the stages of the alchemical process. Represented with one head aligned with the moon and the other with the sun it mirrors on the microcosmic scale the macrocosmic Caput and the Cauda Draconis of Draco, and symbolizes the solar and lunar channels or madis, the ida and pingala, of the subtle energy body. In all cultures the serpent-dragon has served to represent essential life energy or kundalini, especially when ascending via the twin nadis that entwine the body’s central channel or sushumna nadi. It is this energy, ultimately, that the talismanic properties of the deck seek to awaken through the invocation of its presiding deity. At this microcosmic level the energy assumes an impersonal agency that collapses the energetic supports of the persona—an experience parallel to death—and bestows the vision of the sun at midnight, the terrible face of the Dark Mother or gorgoneion, that signals the eclipse of the faculty that sustains the illusion that constitutes consensual reality.
Adams also says that the Caput Algol, the Demon Star was used in the magical use of assault sorcery where the malefic intent of the sorcerer was put in place through grimoires of dark astral magic. Caput Algol was the “most malefic combination of Saturn and Mars imaginable; it is the most unfortunate and dangerous star in the heavens with a reputation for causing violence and unnatural death.” This connects to the Genesis prophecy of Eve’s descendants crushing the serpent’s head just as Jesus is said to put his enemies (including death or Satan) under his feet in the resurrection of 1 Corinthians 15.
Carl Jung in his book Aion (p. 209), also connects the northern parts of the world with hell and is shocked by his own thought-process.
Turning back to our text, I would emphasize, by way of recapitulation, that the infernal fire is nothing other than the Deus absconditus (hidden God) who dwells at the North Pole and reveals himself through magnetism. His other synonym is Mercurius, whose heart is to be found at the Pole, and who guides men on their perilous voyage over the sea of the world. The idea that the whole machinery of the world is driven by the infernal fire at the North Pole, that this is hell, and that hell is a system of upper powers reflected in the lower—this is a shattering thought. But the same note is struck by Meister Eckhart when he says that, on returning to his true self, he enters an abyss “deeper than hell itself.”
Moses and the Brazen Serpent (detail), ca. 1866.
While all of this is explored in-depth in my book, The Sun Lady Unveiled, we will touch on the following subject matter. The conflict between Yahweh and the snake is a kind of historicization of the ancient trope of the storm god who fights the multi-headed dragon of the primeval ocean such as Leviathan. To the Babylonians, it was Tiamat, who was originally the primal mother of all the gods in Sumerian mythology, and the storm god Marduk slaying her represented him bringing form (empire) to chaos (local authority). The conflict of the snake with the warrior angel is not just Biblical.
In Job 3,8 Job asks those magicians who can “put a spell on the sea and rouse Leviathan” to curse the day Job was born. Leviathan is here obviously seen as a sea monster like the Midgard’s worm of Norse mythology being Jörmungandr. The phrase “rouse” (pi`el:`orer) has a parallel in what is told of the Midgard’s worm at the end of the world: it will rise up to heaven to the throne of the high-god Odin and sink its teeth into his throne. Now the throne of Odin is the magic location from where one can overlook the whole world. Somehow this motif is caused by the archaic notion of the kundalini-snake rising to union with the high god having his throne in the brain just under the vaulted skull, thereby giving mystic vision. Odin himself is thought to be the Nordic equivalent of Mercury and the Greek Hermes. Odin, like Jesus, was also crucified on a tree (for Odin, Yggdrasil) and descended to the realm of the dead or Hel to gain her magical secrets of creating the Nordic Runes. For nine days and nine nights, Odin mastered powerful Seidr spells (while hanging) and then ritually died. His death marked a worldwide night, until his rebirth and the return of light to the world. 
Runestone from 965 A.D. of Jesus hung on Yggdrasil like Odin.
In a way, Odin, too, was fixed as the “volatile.” Not to mention the conflict between Odin’s son Thor and Jörmungandr is also eerily like that of Yahweh and Leviathan, Marduk and Tiamat, Michael and Satan, Chronos and Gaia/Ouranos as well. And yet, titans like Chronos and gods like Marduk and Yahweh may also be thought of as dragon-like as well—giving rise to the thought that YHWH or the Demiurge is the head-dragon with Satan being an assistant dragon (who later rebels), among many reptilian “watchers” that we see in Dead Sea Scroll literature. It takes a dragon to slay a dragon—a demon to slay a demon, a raised serpent to ward of other, lesser serpents. St. Michael, according to the Ophites, was an agent of the Demiurge, along with Samael, who is also considered to be a name for Yaldabaoth as well. What we are dealing with is a family or a brotherhood of titans and astral lords that have gone to the dark side and taken over the universe—none of which seem to get along with too well with each other either.
One can see it with Medusa and the Gorgons, Alexander the Great’s mother Olympias’ orgiastic snake-worshiping cult of the dying-and-rising god Dionysus, Lilith, Lamia, etc. The long ending of Mark epitomizes his Montanist-like sect as a snake-handling cult focused on healing and drinkable poisons, and in fact, the Old Testament defined a “witch” as a poisoner, which in Greek is pharmekus (pharmacy).
The “snake-pole” that Moses uses sounds like a caduceus (or Asclepius rod), a symbol of healing. The caduceus is also found on a Sumerian vase dedicated to Ningishzida, who like dying-and-rising god Dumuzi, was said to have guarded the gates of heaven against the Sumerian priest Adapa (Adam) until he sympathized with Dumuzi’s and Ningishzida’s deaths. Dumuzi bore the title “Mother-Dragon-of-Heaven,” which he apparently inherited from Nammu, and his wife Inanna, or Asherah was the Queen of Heaven who worships Jeremiah scolded. The Book of Ezekiel complained bitterly that the women of Jerusalem would worship Tammuz, or Dumuzi, right outside the Temple, and strangely instituted an Ash Wednesday-like ritual of wiping a Tau mark on the foreheads of those who wanted to kill Dumuzi worshipers, which seems to indicate there’s been some “cultural appropriation” in this book. Plutarch argues that the thyrsus and trimbles used in the Temple confirm that Yahweh was originally Bacchus (Dionysus). This connection is explored further in The Sun Lady Unveiled. Moses is also connected to Thoth/Hermes, as well, as the author James Cumming reveals.
In ancient Egypt, the sacred emblem of the god Thoth (Djehuty) was the ibis. Thoth was the god of the Egyptian scribes. Moses was, of course, a master scribe who was sometimes called “Moses the Scribe” — for example, in the targums and the book of Jubilees. Thoth was particularly popular among the pharaohs, and the Torah relates that Moses grew up as a prince in the house of the pharaoh (see Exodus 2:10), thus it would not be surprising if he developed an attachment to the god Thoth. According to a legend recorded by Flavius Josephus (1st century c.e.), Moses won victory in battle by using ibises, Thoth’s emblem. (See Josephus, Jewish Antiquities II, chapter 10) And Artapanus of Alexandria (2nd century b.c.e.) asserted that Moses was an Egyptian sage who knew the priestly sciences associated with Thoth and consecrated his military camp to Thoth. Artapanus further asserted that Moses was highly respected by the Egyptian priests (cf. Exodus 11:3), who called him by Thoth’s name. (See Eusebius, Preparatio Evangelicum, 9:27:3-20) Christian scripture also states that Moses “was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians.” (Acts 7:22).
Moses’ caduceus pole was probably identical to the “Asherah trees” that were Hezekiah and Josiah are celebrated for tearing down in localized “high places”, which would explain why Hezekiah is also the king who destroyed it. Jesus’ crucifixion is specifically associated with Moses’ pole in the Gospel of John. Vases of Dionysus show participants eating a loaf of bread and wine Eucharist in front of a pole bearing the likeness of a dead Dionysus. These snaky-feminine local cults were always in conflict with the nationalistic storm god temple priesthoods. If you were a rebel, you tended to choose the dying-and-rising shepherd god as the symbol of the underdog. Spartacus chose Dionysus. Augustus’ daughter Julia chose Marsyas. If Moses was leading Semitic rebels, this “rebel underdog” iconography makes sense, just as it makes equal sense that once they became a kingdom and wanted to stifle rebellion, the state would turn against such iconography.
Therefore, Babylon’s creation story is about murdering the mother of the gods and why the cult of Dionysus was long suppressed from the Homeric era of mythology, such that historians long thought him a new god until they discovered his name in the Mycenaean era. Dionysus was finally revised and reformed into something the state could accept. As Cicero, one of those reformers of Dionysus pointed out, they liked the part of the mystery religions about going to heaven after you die instead of the underworld, as the state religion typically said.
An ancient Sumerian story about Gilgamesh finding the tree of Inanna infested with a snake, a Lilith, and an owl. He kills the snake, scares off Lilith and the owl, and then chops down Inanna’s tree and builds a couch for her out of it. The story seems to indicate that these kinds of “reforms” were common, where, just like Hezekiah and Josiah, Gilgamesh tore down the Asherah/Inanna trees in the sacred groves of the local high places and then established official worship in the city temple.
In Norse creation myths found in the Prose Edda, there is a Norse version of Adam and Eve in the form of Askr and Embla—male and female respectively. Odin, along with two other gods—Hœnir and Lóðurr—bestow the first humans with various physical and spiritual gifts. Interestingly, Askr means “ash tree” like the Asherah trees of the Canaanites.
Michael Heiser, the author of books like The Unseen Realm, once wrote that the Genesis serpent wasn’t a serpent but an angelic Elohim, a rebel of the divine council with serpentine features.
Personally, I tend to think that, in light of the serpentine appearance of divine beings in Yahweh’s presence, what we have in Genesis 3 is wordplay using all the meanings of the semantic range. That is, Eve was not talking to a snake. She was speaking to an bright, shining upright being who was serpentine in appearance, and who was trying to bewitch her with lies. She was in the presence of one of the sons of God, beings who had free will, who were more powerful than mere angels, whom humanity was created “a little lower” (Psalm 8:4-5; the phrase usually translated as “a little lower than the angels” is actually “a little lower than the elohim in the Hebrew text).
She was speaking to a member of the divine council who did not share Yahweh’s enthusiasm for his new creation, humankind, to whom Yahweh had just given rule over the planet (Gen 1:26-27). These mere humans were—as the “lesser elohim” had been previously—created as Yahweh’s image (“let US”…“OUR” in Gen 1:26-27), to rule the cosmos for Yahweh, and earth – at least until humanity was fashioned. In this last regard, I share the view of certain lines of Jewish tradition that teach the “serpent’s” motive for seducing Eve was jealousy at humanity’s “appointment” as supreme authority under Yahweh on earth – as oppose to the sons of God getting that job.
Commanding the Demiurge
Genesis (49:10), it tells us, “The scepter shall not leave Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs. To him shall be the obedience of the peoples.”
The “Judas Gem,” Green jasper amulet, first or second century CE, at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, inventory no. 2169.
The Lion of the tribe of Judah is a symbol also found in Revelation. In Revelation, this symbol is seen again when the Lion of the tribe of Judah is declared to be worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals (Revelation 5:5). Jesus is the One who is worthy to open the scroll (John 5:22). Therefore, Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah. However, Jesus’ betraying disciple Judas can also be portrayed as a lion, symbolizing the demiurge and perhaps even Satan himself. The Gospel of Thomas (Logion 7, Layton translation) tells us something similar in that the lion is also symbolic of the Demiurge:
Jesus said, “Blessed is the lion that the human being will devour so that the lion becomes human. And cursed is the human being that the lion devours; and the lion will become human.”
April D. DeConick, in her book The Thirteenth Apostle, she comments about the “Judas Gem,” stating that the Gospel of Judas and the Judas gem confirm each other. The gem is material evidence that there were Gnostics in the second century who identified Judas as the demon who was Lord of the Cosmos. So, this interpretation of the Gospel of Judas is not only narratologically correct but historically confirmed with physical evidence from ancient magic. The identification of Judas with the astral lord Yaldabaoth was a Gnostic secret that had tremendous power to control the demon god who ruled the world!
Enter the Judas Prophecy: How does Judas Iscariot get connected to this complicated web, becoming identified with Yaldabaoth in the Gospel of Judas and functioning as the astral lord’s secret name on this Gnostic gem? What likely sealed his fate as Yaldabaoth’s double was the fact that the scriptures associate Judas’ namesake, Judah, with leonine features. According to Genesis 49:9, Judah is a lion welp. The text describes the young lion Judah, saying, “He stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as a lioness. Who dares rouse him?”
Just in case there might be an objection raised that this scriptural passage refers to one of Jacob’s sons, who was not Judas Iscariot, the Gnostic exegete would likely point to the following verse. For the Gnostic Christian, verse 10 would have made perfectly transparent that there was hidden within the scripture the truth about another Judah-to-come, a Judah who was the Iscariot. “The scepter shall not leave Judah. Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet. until he comes to whom it belongs. To him shall be the obedience of the peoples.” (Genesis 49:10)
The Sethian Christians must have understood this passage as a prophecy that Judas Iscariot fulfilled. He was the Judah-to-come, the lion of the scripture which had been prophesied in Deuteronomy to become Yaldabaoth, the leonine demon ruling the world, with the body of a serpentine dragon. With this reading of the passage, Judas Iscariot’s connection to the chief archon was cast. His black destiny was sealed, secreted away in the Gospel of Judas, and hidden on the back of a Gnostic gem for two thousand years.
In Astrological Medicine in Gnostic Traditions by Grant Adamson,the connection between the Gnostic aspirant taking control over the Demiurge and his various angelic authorities and daemons, are made more apparent in the form of mystical chants, prayers, chnoubis-engraved amulets and melothesia (i.e., the science of charting how zodiacal signs affect the human body):
Unlike the thirty-six gems that the practitioner is directed to make in the Sacred Book of Hermes and unlike the various invocations and amulets for thwarting individual decanal daemons in chapter eighteen of the Testament of Solomon, this gem probably was not made to heal a single body part or prevent one specific ailment. Rather, with the iconography of the chief astral ruler and both his names on the front together with the names of all seven planetary rulers primarily responsible for incarnation on the back, it could have been used as a cure-all or protection against each and every ailment to which the body is susceptible. By invoking one of the planetary rulers and wearing his name engraved on the gem, the Gnostic could control any of his inferiors, whether zodiacal, decanal, etc.
By invoking the chief astral ruler himself and wearing the names of the lion-headed Aariel/Ialdabaoth engraved on the gem, in tum the Gnostic could control any of the planetary rulers. The wearer of this amulet might not have been familiar with the elaborate double-decanal melothesia or the other melothesia following it in the long manuscripts of the Apocryphon of John. But it is safe to say at the least he or she would have known that Ialdabaoth formed the brain and marrow, lao the bones, Sabaoth the sinews, Adonai the flesh, Eloai the blood, Horeos the skin, Astapheos the hair, or something close to this, and that the seven planetary rulers were assisted by a number of angelic daemons.
Without this form of sympathetic magic, the ignorant rabble, according to the antinomian Gnostics, the demiurge has the power to further enslave the spirit into successive bodies or as a cog in the Matrix-machine after death, as Wayne Bush at the in-depth “Tricked By the Light” website spells out. The “white light” of NDE’s, according to Bush is nothing but an archonic trick.
The Gnostic text Pistis Sophia says the false Gaud Demiurge stole Light from the goddess Sophia in order to enable his ensouled slave creations to stand and I believe (much like the Devil) he is still stealing souls with the light that is seen at death. In my opinion we need to raise our spiritual energy level high enough that we will shoot on past the level that his false light is at so that we can reach the Light of Lights in the Eternal Light realms or what is called The Height of Heights. Sophia repented after she had created the Demiurge by mistake. Jesus saved her and partially restored Her Light, but the rest of Her Light Power is within humans.
On the same website, Wanye Bush also points out that viruses also appear worm-like and alien in their appearance as well as some theorize, that they could very well have been the original inhabitants of planet Earth. As we will see later, magical practice, however, is condemned by some of the writers of the Nag Hammadi Library and other apocryphal texts. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn also has a Kabbalistic diagram featuring the Woman Clothed with the Sun. It also contains references to commanding the powers of darkness through Solomonic, Hermetic magic. We must consult Tomas Stacewicz’s The Origins of the Qabalistic Tradition of the Golden Dawn for more information.
…she really can be seen to be the Divine Mother in the Qabalistic partzufic Holy Trinity of Father, Mother and Son. All of this makes a very interesting connection to the diagram of Garden of Eden Before the Fall, taken from the Grade of Practicus of the Golden Dawn in the Outer, and the angelic female figure surmounting this diagram (see Figure 11). This image expresses the divine feminine, the Holy Qabalah referred to as Aima Elohim, which may be translated as “the Mother of God”. Through the imagery she directly corresponds to the Woman of the Apocalypse from the 12th Chapter of the Book of Revelation as quoted above. I further believe that the dynamics between the Virgin Mary and the Woman of the Apocalypse is a very interesting subject, the former being the earthly, fallen and (in matter) entrapped lesser version of the Greater Mother as represented by the latter. In the diagram below the Lesser Mother is represented by the feminine figure (Eve) at the base of the Cross holding the two Pillars, serving as the foundation of existence.
Diagram of the Garden of Eden before the Fall of the Golden Dawn.
According to the diagram, this “Sun Lady” appears to be castrated much like Ouranos and Saturn since “she” is hiding behind the flaming sun. Also notice in the above diagram, it is the seven-headed dragon Satan who holds existence at the very bottom—at the Malkuth Kingdom level of existence—the passageway to the Tree of Death being the Qliphoth or Hell. This is the punishment he must endure. Malkuth is essentially the Kingdom of Satan. The same author also explains Jesus’s main purpose for his Incarnation in Kabbalistic terms.
…the creation below the Abyss is in a hopeless condition that only can be restored by a Messianic figure. This is a reference to the New Adam in the philosophy of the Golden Dawn, which is said to be able to reclaim his throne in Tiphareth and rule with his Rod of Iron, a clear reference to the 12th Chapter of the Book of Revelation. The Messiah is the offspring of the fatherly Chokmah (Wisdom) and the motherly Binah (Understanding) –
Abba and Aima, the “thoughtful light” and the “thoughtless light” respectively. Together they beget the created world below the Abyss but also its redeemer – the Messiah – that can be seen as being represented by Daath (Knowledge). Daath is both involved with the Fall but simultaneously also constitutes its highest point and the intermediary between the Supernal Triad and the fallen universe. The Messiah, according to Nathan, stands above the law of Torah and cannot be judged by the common criteria of morality concerning what is good and what is evil. As the redeemer of the fallen world, and the intermediary link between that which is above and that which is below the Abyss, he must also become part of its fallen condition. Thus he must descend into the pit of snakes, and in the Diagrams of the Garden of Eden Before and After the Fall he is represented by the crucified man (Adam) who partakes in the fall of Eve (see Figures 11 & 12). Nathan explains that the soul of the Messiah, as well as ours, constitutes both the “thoughtless light” and the “thoughtful light.” In his mission he cleanses and redeems the fallen ones, but becomes himself unclean and fallen in the process. He is according to Nathan “the holy serpent” which subdues the “serpents of the abyss,” which reminds us of the numerical concordance between the word mashi’ah (the anointed) and nahash (serpent).
The view of such dark, chaotic (even infernal) forces as fundamental to the physical world is a very Gnostic one. Gnosticism, the Hermetica, and the Qabalah teach that the physical world (as we know it) came about only after Adam Kadmon’s fall from the Celestial Eden. The physical world of suffering, in this view, is a cross-pollination of Divine Light and the earthly demonic Shells that attempt to obscure it. The concept of the End Times, of course, is the reversal of Adam’s Fall and the re-elevation of the world back to the Celestial Paradise.
Regarding Adam Kadmon, he too is both a celestial incarnation of the Ein Sof, or the Alien God, who in Platonic and Mithraism, can also be equated with Aion. This deity is the hypercosmic leontocephaline, the winged lion-headed male figure whose nude torso is entwined by a serpent, who typically holds a sceptre, keys, or a thunderbolt that we saw earlier. In this fashion, the Adam Kadmon may also be equated with Saturn/Cronos as David Talbott reveals in The Saturn Myth (p. 131).
The created Cosmos, say the Zoroastrian texts, took the form of an immense giant named Spihr, housing the elements of fire, wind, water, and earth. The Spihr was “the First Body,” “the body of Zurvan of the Long Dominion.” “As the god whose body is the firmament he is the macrocosm [Cosmos as a whole] corresponding to man, the microcosm [Cosmos in miniature],” observes Zaehner. Thus did Zurvan come to be viewed as “the prototype of man,” eventually acquiring human form as the first ancestor—“the origin of the human race.” Saturn’s identity as the Heaven Man and first ancestor occurs again and again in Gnosticism, in alchemy, and in the traditions of the Kabala.
“As the first man,” observes Jung, “Adam is Homo maximus, the Anthropos [Man par excellence] from whom the macrocosm arose, or who is the macrocosm. He is not only the prima materia but a universal soul which is also the soul of all men.” Saturn, Jung adds, is a synonym for Adam and the prima materia. The planet is the Philosophical Man or Original Man—“the blessed Man on high, the arch man Adamas.” In the Great Magical Papyrus of Paris, Cronos/Saturn is “Lord of the World, First Father.” Orphic thought identifies the primordial man Prometheus with Saturn; the Lapps speak of the ancient Waralden Olmay or “World Man”—who “is the same as Saturnus”; and Norse legend identifies Saturn as the Heaven Man Kroder.
Earlier in the paper, Tomas Stacewicz connects the Frankist-Sabbatean Qabalistic movement with the cult of the Black Madonna—for our purposes, is another mask or “dark twin” of our Sun Lady.
As a matter of fact Jacob Frank and his followers adored the Holy Mother – The Virgin Mary – The Virgin of Częstochwa or Black Madonna of Poland, which Frankists associated with Shekhinah. The cult of the Black Madonna is a form of a worship of the Divine Feminine, and in reference to the Qabalistic theory on the partzufim or “countenances” it thus blended well with the Sabbatian-Frankist movement – also in virtue of its sexual mysticism. We know that Jacob Frank was a devout worshiper of the Divine Feminine, which is easily discernable in one of his sayings: “In a dream in Częstochowa I saw the Goddess who came to me appearing as a beautiful virgin.”
Taken from The Holy Serpent of the Jews by Texxe Marrs.
Returning to Tomas Stacewicz in The Origins of the Qabalistic Tradition of the Golden Dawn, he connects serpents with the Kabbalistic Abyss, as well as the Red Dragon from Revelation. The diagram was made to chronicle the descent of light from the Supernal Eden.
Nathan of Gaza also originated the concept of the infernal abyss filled with serpents, set out to destroy creation, also in Zoharic terms called Sitra Ahra (or “the Other Side”), the world of shells or Qlippoth, situated below the Supernals on the Tree of Life, in which the thoughtless light resides (see Figure 12). This clearly refers to the Red Dragon symbolism of the Golden Dawn, which can be seen in the Diagrams the Garden of Eden Before and After the Fall from Practicus and Philosophus Grades respectively (see Figures 11 & 12).
Figure 12. Diagram of the Garden of Eden After the Fall.
This Red Dragon is related to the Lesser Mother, in the image seen as descended into Hell or Sitra Ahra proper, represented by the circle with seven spheres at the bottom of the Tree of Life (see Figure 12). Thus the Dragon Power is properly speaking a symbolic representation of the impulse of the Fallen and Lesser Mother to ascend and reunite with her consort at the Supernal Eden. The Red Dragon with seven heads is of course another reference to the Book of Revelation, which states that “there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.” It is also to be found on the floor of the Vault of Adepti (see Figure 13). Reading the teachings of the Golden Dawn regarding the Red Dragon one becomes struck with the controversial contents of its antinomian teaching, where the goal of the Adept is to ride upon the back of the Dragon, harness the forces of “evil” and gain strength therefrom. This concept also has its equivalent in the Zoharic concept of “The Rider of the Serpent.”
Figure 13. The floor of the Vault of the Adepti.
The Golden Dawn teachings concerning the Fall and the Garden of Eden concerns the process which leads to the “breaking of the vessels.” Note that the diagram of the Garden of Eden after the Fall (see Figure 12) depicts the Tree of Life in the form of a cross, which only contains the seven lowest Sephiroth and Daath (which indicates the centre of the cross), and at the mercy of the Red Dragon. According to Nathan of Gaza, the only part of the Tree of Life which is saved from the attacks of the Dragon, is the Supernal which is symbolized by the great circle, because of it being protected by the four (Elemental) Cherubim and the Flaming Sword which God placed there for the protection of the Garden. According to Nathan, this is the place of the “thoughtful light” upon the Tree of Life.
The original unity and division between God or Yahweh and his bride/consort Asherah are written in detail in the Sun Lady Unveiled. Perhaps this is what the Golden Dawn diagram “After the Fall” symbolizes. Tracy Twyman, in her article, Fake N.E.W.S.: Unboxing the Compass, connects the Sun Lady’s male child with Jesus’s descent into Hades.
The motivation of those trapped below, like demons in Hell, or like the Cainites in The Book of the Cave of Treasures, is to bring those who have usurped them down as well. Before the Fall, the subjugated Dragon is asleep, dreaming of the day when he will awaken, overcome the Man, drag his woman down to Hell, and penetrate the Supernal Eden once again. The Golden Dawn’s literature said that this was accomplished by tricking the woman, who was supporting the entire Tree above her, to stoop down to pick up some fruit beneath her. This is what caused the lower part of the Tree to fall into the jaws of the waiting dragon heads.
The “woman clothed with the Sun” in Revelation also had a dragon waiting to devour her child. We are seeing the illustration of those verses in these Golden Dawn diagrams. The Sun covering her womb in the Supernal Eden is the child Jesus. After the Fall, the dragon has devoured it. This happened when Christ descended into Hades, the belly of the Beast. That’s how it gained the additional eighth head.
But I think it was only temporary. Eventually, the Tree will be restored again, and the Sun will shine in Eden once more. But it’s never really done. This is the continuous loop connecting the End of the World to the restoration of Paradise, the war between God, Man, and the Devil.
Be warned: Any usage of a spirit or Ouija board opens the user up to demonic oppression and possession. And I say this with all respect to Tracy Twyman’s memory. This is what more than likely happened to Tracy Twyman in the end, who put her life and perhaps even her soul on the line for forbidden knowledge.
In this essay, Tracy Twyman makes a presentation of the universe as revealed by the spirits of Ouranos and Mithras (supposedly) she was in contact, is even more startling and specifically mentions the hypercube symbol associated with Saturn—a cube within a cube—as the real model of the universe. This somehow also weirdly affirms the infamous “flat earth” model as well. We are in the inner cube while the dead spirits are in the outer cube. Later in the essay, she compares the Tree of Life with the hypercube, theorizing that perhaps the universe or even “multiverse” (if there is such a thing) conforms to this specific shape. Tracy also emphasizes the Saturn myths and applies them to the idea of the Matrix.
Tracy wrote about the Plus Ultra elite ascending the stairway to heaven through the “keystone.” But she also alluded to the idea that what they find is really a staircase to hell. The Masonic Royal Arch rituals depict the initiates as Templars discovering the keystone in the floor of Solomon’s Temple, and an underground vault beneath that. But it’s the same keystone they show in the arch. It implies that the “portal to the outside realm” is really a portal to hell.
Maybe we are in Hell in that Earth is a bubble of safety inside Hell that we get released from at the end, either into the New Jerusalem Cube with Jesus or into the Lake of Fire with the rest. The good guys go into the cube, and then the firmament collapses, the stars fall from heaven, the water turns to blood because everything is getting mixed together when the up and the down become the middle. This is symbolized in William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Also, a lot of those stories in Revelation seem like they might be depicting the war in heaven at the beginning too as if the beginning and the end are both parts of the same scene taking place in a timeless realm and the human race is smack dab in the middle of it.
Tracy also revealed that the Sun and the Moon are portals or gateways to a realm beyond. If this Sun were to not be replaced, the universe would begin to collapse and fold up into nothingness, back into the abyss of chaos. In each new successive aeon, the moon gives birth to a new Sun and the old Sun goes underground. In this process of successive solar worlds, a powerful black magician (named Blake Rosenberg in Tracy Twyman’s novel Genuflect), ripped a hole in the heavens through sex-magic and alchemy, allowing him to escape while our own reality collapses around us, thus ensconcing him as our new divine overlord, making our world a footstool and energy base for those above.
Tracy Twyman also tells us about the Renaissance magician/astrologer/secret agent to Queen Elizabeth, John Dee, and his system of magic as the underlying unifying force behind our current reality. In particular, John Dee’s connection with the United States of America is emphasized, when it was initially found or even conjured as the “New World” or the “New Aeon” and ultimately the new Atlantis as Freemasons claimed this was so—the birthplace for the final New World Order and the New Babylon of Revelation 17 and 18 and its eventual annihilation and judgment by God. In essence, the world in its current form is an artificial reality induced by black magic. In fact, it was John Dee who gave us our current map of the world. In other words, John Dee is the demiurge of our current reality that is currently breaking down and being alchemically transmuted into something else as if all existence is trapped inside an alembic.
Renaissance alchemy was treated as a science, and alchemists during that period were literally attempting to transmute lead into gold. In fact, Edward Kelley of John Dee fame was repeatedly imprisoned for his failure to produce results when promising to create gold. If only they could find the Philosopher’s Stone! The alchemical transmutation of matter not only involves our world but also humanity as well. Zosimos’ Vision is particularly macabre and violent on the level of Hellraiser when it comes to its depictions of alchemy, as we saw earlier. Tracy, further in the essay writes the following:
The Bible pretends to tell a chronological history, but every major story within it is another angle of metaphor on the same primeval events. Which is not to say that “creation” hasn’t occurred multiple times in different aeons—it has. However, this language we use forces us to conceptually separate these events into a time sequence, which doesn’t strictly work. That which is created includes time, and therefore the process of creation is not constrained by it. The Abyss contains all the possibilities of what can be created. It pre-existed and exists still, but not in the sense of manifested reality. Primeval chaos didn’t go away when the light was created; it simply “comprehended it not.”
So Moses, whose name means “born from the water,” is the same hero as Mithras/Saturn, who used a knife to cut his way out of the “womb of the Great Mother,” which is a title for the Abyss. The Babylonians called this hero “Marduk,” and they called the Abyss “Tiamat” (very close to the Hebrew word for it, tehom). They represented it as a fierce dragon that Marduk cut in half. Then, they said, he used its physical remains to fashion physical worlds.
I think it’s safe to say, then, that this adventure did not take place in “Egypt” as we commonly think of it, which is why scholars have found no evidence for it and can’t make sense of the story geographically or historically. Rather, the tale of the Israelites being in bondage in “Egypt” is really about a world that was subdued and forced to carry the burden of another world on its shoulders. It is the condition of slavery endured by those trapped inside the womb of the Great Mother.
The womb of the Greek Earth goddess Gaia was none other than Tartarus, which was Hell. It was the same place that people and gods alike were imprisoned and tortured, often by being forced, like Sisyphus rolling the boulder up the hill, to spend eternity trying to perform some impossible task. Similarly, when the Israelites were enslaved in “Egypt,” they were forced to make bricks without straw. What is the purpose of doing this to someone?
It really isn’t that much different from life on Earth at present. Many people are employed at a job where the requirements for the position can never be fulfilled. Many have jobs where their employer spends more employing them than is gained from their work. A great many people work doing things that contribute nothing good to others, or even cause harm to others. Most people are indebted to others beyond what they could ever conceivably repay. Most of us have physical needs that can never be properly fulfilled, which us a significant factor in determining when we expire. Yet we must keep all of this going. The system we live in demands it.
What I suspect is that, just like in film The Matrix (the name of which actually means “mother” in Latin), where humans trapped inside of a mass illusion are being used as batteries, the womb of the goddess is also her stomach, and those inside provide her with energy. We live in a dream, within which our meaningless efforts generate a charge that’s feeding something unseen outside of the dream. The mother is both feeding and digesting her young, a condition symbolized by the Ouroboros serpent eating its own tail.
There is no escape from this endless loop prison except to cut a way out, as Kronos did. This is how the first conscious entity, which was self-contained, first gave birth, generating the future out of eternity. Thus Kronos is remembered as the Father of Time, whose birth brought time itself into being. That cutting open of the mother from within is remembered as a courageous and creative act that helped us all to be here, instead of inside the mother being eaten. Thus Kronos, Saturn or Mithras was worshiped as a form of God, even if he also ate his children and had himself to be overcome by another.
But because he escaped the gullet of the Mother, and cleaved open her womb, we must sacrifice the first-born in place of the one who escaped. Just as the Lord took the firstborn of Egypt, he required of Israel the firstborn of their animals in place of their child. As it says in Exodus 13:12:
…thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix [my emphasis], and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD’S.
In Greek mythology, as soon as he cuts himself out of the womb, Kronos (Saturn) began eating his own children out of fear of being “usurped” by them. Zeus survived to dethrone his father because his mother fed his father a decoy baby in the form of a stone. The stone was then vomited out of Kronos, along with the progeny that he’d already eaten. Many of these siblings of Zeus correspond to the classical planets.
But I think that the Mother Dragon of Chaos still exists, and she’s still hungry. I have recently been thinking that the Sun, if a crystal, is perhaps a decoy stone that keeps this voracious beast satiated. If so, it’s role would be just like that of Jesus Christ, said to have taken our punishment in Hell for us, and to have freed the souls that he found there (just as the siblings of Zeus were freed. As Helena Blavatsky wrote in Secret Doctrine Volume II: Anthropogenesis:
‘…Christ-stone,’ or Christ-Rock, ‘the spiritual Rock’ that followed ‘Israel’ (I Corinth. x. 4) ‘became a Jupiter lapis,’ swallowed by his father Saturn, ‘under the shape of a stone.’
Without it—without him—the Abyss would consume everything, beginning with its own “tail.” The pieces of the serpent that were split to become Heaven and Earth will reconnect and become One Thing that will swallow itself completely.
It is important to recall that Plato’s version of the Atlantis myth was never finished. He prefaced it by mentioning that their land sunk beneath the ocean, but then the manuscript trailed off before he described it in full detail. Helena Blavatsky, deliberately blurring (correctly, I think) the fabled Atlanteans with the “Atlantes” nation that Herodotus wrote about being in Western Africa, mentions in his report that the people who lived there never dreamed while sleeping.
To me, this seems to indicate that perhaps their entire life was a dream. Recall that the Titan Kronos was said by Plutarch be asleep in chains in Tartarus, his dreams influencing our reality here on the surface of the Earth. Some people even hold council with him in their sleep, he wrote. I think of both Atlantis and Tartarus as being nebulous zones of non-reality, dreams in themselves, like the chaos of the Abyss outside of the Universe—surrounding us on all sides, both up and down.
Tartarus, we know, is to be viewed as both underneath and also inside the Earth. We think “inside” because it’s said to be Gaia, the Earth-goddess’s womb, out of which the Titans sprang in the first place, and to which they returned as prisoners after they were defeated by Zeus.
But from what Uranus was telling us on the Ouija board, Tartarus is the chaos surrounding everything that exists. Perhaps what’s “inside the Earth” is really a portal leading to it, a vagina leading to a womb of nothingness, from when possibilities in potential take form in solid reality as they are birthed into the Earthly realm. It also seems to be a place where things that have been real before are ostracized, to be remembered as fables, but not considered history—alternate forks in a choose-your-own-adventure story.
In Meet Mete: Twyman’sIntroduction to Mysterium Baphometis Revelatum, English Translation, Tracy Twyman also makes further parallels with Christ and Saturn myths.
The parallels with the story of Jesus Christ might have been obvious to the Templars. After his death on the cross, he was swallowed by Hell, but, according to Catholic doctrine, released all the souls there (and according to most Christians, he certainly purchased the potential release of them all). Also, many Gnostic texts describe Christ as an “alien” from the light realm of the Pleroma beyond creation, whose presence here is being rejected as a foreign object by the body of the Demiurge, within whose gullet creation apparently was thought to reside. Finally, the way in which the children of Chronos are “born again” with the stone in reverse order from their first birth, like a Christian reborn with Christ, could have been seen as a fulfillment of the prophecy made by Jesus in Matthew 20:16 that “the last shall be first, and the first last”(KJV). Also, in Revelation 4:1, the one sitting on the throne of God is actually described as a stone.
After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
This takes place within the New Jerusalem, described as a cubic city, the righteous ones selected to be saved must enter before the Lake of Fire destroys the rest of creation (thus making the inside of the box a new cosmos in itself). It is described by St. John the Divine as “coming down out of heaven from God, shining with the glory of God. Its radiance was like a most precious jewel, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.”
Thus, any future emergence from this crystal enclosure into a larger realm could be considered a “birth from the stone,” and the cubic city viewed as a vehicle that safely guides the passengers through the ocean of chaos into a new realm. This is actually how oceans were viewed in ancient cosmologies: as bowls of primordial chaos, full of that which preceded material existence. Thus, existence was viewed as literally coming out of the sea, just as evolutionary biology now claims more complex forms of life were formed on Earth.
This would explain why the stone in the Greek story, the substitute for Zeus, was called omphalos, and said to be the “Navel of the World.” In Jerusalem, in the floor of the Al-Aqsa mosque, there is something similar, called the Eben Shityah, the “Foundation Stone of the World.” The Ark of the Covenant supposedly rested upon it, and there are even Christian traditions saying that this is the real location of Golgotha (“the Place of the Skull”), where Jesus was purportedly crucified.
The curious connection between Christ and Saturn/Chronos is also further elaborated in my book.
According to the English numerological system by increments of 6, whereby A= 6, B=12, C=18, etc, the number of the name of Jesus is 444, and the number of the name of Lucifer is also 444. Hence, Jesus = Lucifer. Both are shining serpentine beings, and both have at one time or another been bringers of light. Not that they are the same entity, but rather they are the same or similar species. In Jesus’ last words of the New Testament, he said, “I am that bright morning star,” (Revelation 22:16) which hearkens back to Isaiah, where it is written, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!” (Isaiah 14:12). The Hebrew here for “Lucifer” is hilel ben shaker, which refers to the bright morning star, Venus. Hence, Jesus is that bright morning star, the son of the morning, symbolically Venus, and he is called by this name because he is the carrier of light. Jesus replaces the first carrier of light who fell from grace, and thus Jesus is the new Lucifer.
This is further borne out by the fact that when 444 and 444 are added together, that is Jesus and Lucifer being added together, the sum is 888. 888 is the number of the name of Jesus according to the Greek system of numerology and as we saw earlier. Hence, Jesus + Lucifer = Jesus, 444 + 444 = 888; which ironically also means that Lucifer mathematically is a zero, a looser, if the equation is changed to Jesus + looser = Jesus, that is 888 + 0 = 888. This makes sense because Lucifer fell from grace, and so he is counted as a zero, a looser. It is well documented that 888 has always been the number of the name of Jesus. For example, Hippolytus stated:
….the Greek alphabet has eight monads and eight decades, and eight hecatontads; and these exhibit the calculated sum of eight hundred and eighty-eight, that is, Jesus, who consists of all numbers. And that on this account He is called Alpha (and Omega), indicating His generation (to be) from all (The Refutation of All Heresies 6:45).
Irenaeus likewise stated, “This is the name of Jesus; for this name, if you reckon up the numerical value of the letters, amounts to eight hundred and eighty-eight. If you count up the numerical value of the letters you get 888” (Against Heresies 1.15.2). If seeking Biblical confirmation, one may look to the book of Revelation, since it also implies that Jesus is 888. The chronology of Revelation is as follows: The beast, 666, is followed by the wrath of the apocalypse, which in Revelation is 7 trumpets, 7 plagues, and 7 bowls of wrath, 777, and this is followed by the triumphant second coming of Jesus, 888, who then says “I am the bright morning star,” which is Lucifer, 444, and when added to himself, who is also 444, the sum is 888. And so, there is a numerological pattern to Revelation.
The actual calculation of the number of the name of Jesus is as follows: The Greek letters of his name, IESOUS, carry the values 10 for Iota, 8 for Eta, 200 for Sigma, 70 for Omikron, 400 for Upsilon, and 200 for Sigma, which when added together total 888. Numerology is by no means arbitrary, for the values of the letters do not change from word to word, but stay constant; thus, there are most certainly a very limited number of interpretations for any given word.
Moreover, the number 888 is borne out by an Old Testament prophecy that foreshadowed Jesus long before his coming. The famous prophecy that Judah would continue its government until Shiloh came, that is, until the kingdom of Judah came to whom it belonged, has traditionally been interpreted to be a prophecy that when Jesus came, the nation of Judah would cease to exist—a fact which actually happened in history because shortly after Jesus came, the Jewish nation was abolished by the Roman Empire. The Hebrew word Shiloh calculates to 345.
When combined with the Holy Name of God which was spoken through the burning bush to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM,” (Exodus 3:14) which calculates to 543, these two added together are 888. Jesus claimed to be the I AM of that statement (John 8:58) and so it too is traditionally interpreted to be a foreshadowing of him. This relates to the conflation of Yahweh with Jesus, which we will address later. However, it is more accurate to say that Jesus was indeed what he said he is that he is the “Word” of God or the Father, just as Johannine prologue says and “keeps His word” while the Pharisees do not know Jesus’ Father at all. Hence, the Pharisees are only aware of a lesser, inferior power being Yahweh as the “Lord of Hosts” and his angels and demons (or the archons) at his command and not the Father above, being El Elyon, the Most High like we originally see in First Temple Judaism. At any rate, there are still several allusions between Jesus and Yahweh, which I note in my book. The calculations are as follows: Shiloh in Hebrew letters is SYLH, which carry the numbers 300 for Shin, 10 for Yod, 30 for Lamed, and 5 for Heh—these added together are 345.
“I AM WHO I AM” in Hebrew is “AHYH ASR AHYH.” Aleph is 1 and Reish is 200. Hence, we have AHYH 1+5+10+5 and ASR 1+300+200 and AHYH 1+5+10+5, which is 21+501+21 = 543. Thus, when I AM WHO I AM is added to Shiloh, which symbolically means that when the Unfathomable God becomes king of the Jewish nation in the form of the Messiah, then his numerological equation will be 543+345 = 888, that is, I AM WHO I AM + Shiloh = Jesus. Hence, this numerological prophecy of the Old Testament confirms that Jesus is the Messiah. 888, when turned on its side, is three infinity symbols, which symbolizes the infinite nature of the Holy Trinity.
Revisiting the Compass
In another article, the Christian historian and Theologian Sextus Julius Africanus and his work Narrative of Events Happening in Persia on the Birth of Christ have been mentioned. Fulcanelli in The Mystery of the Cathedrals: Esoteric Interpretation of the Hermetic Symbols of The Great Work (p. 53), tells us more about this source.
A priest announces that Juno has conceived. All the statues of the gods dance and sing at this news. A star descends and announces the birth of a Child, the Beginning and the End. All the statues fall down with their faces to the ground. The Magi announce that this Child is born at Bethlehem and advise the king to send ambassadors. Then Bacchus (Aiovuoos) appears and predicts that this Child will drive out all the false gods. Departure of the Magi, guided by the star. At Bethlehem they greet Mary, have a portrait of her with the Child painted by a skilful slave and place it in their chief temple with this inscription: “To Jupiter Mithra (Aii HAio-to the Sun God) to the Great God, to King Jesus, the Persian Empire makes this dedication.”
Then said we to her: Mother, mother, all the gods of the Persians have called thee blessed. Thy glory is great; for thou art exalted above all women of renown, and thou art shown to be more queenly than all queens.
The child, moreover, was seated on the ground, being, as she said, in His second year, and having in part the likeness of His mother. And she had long hands, and a body somewhat delicate; and her colour was like that of ripe wheat; and she was of a round face, and had her hair bound up. And as we had along with us a servant skilled in painting from the life, we brought with us to our country a likeness of them both; and it was placed by our hand in the sacred temple, with this inscription on it: To Jove the Sun, the mighty God, the King of Jesus, the power of Persia dedicated this.
This part is relevant to the story since, on September 23, 2017, the “great wonder sign” of Revelation 12 took place in the month of Virgo, the only woman in the twelve constellations. Many had theorized about this and connect to Jupiter with Virgo, when it entered Virgo almost a year ago, around November 20, 2016, with “conception” occurring on Hanukkah (the Festival of Light). Due to its retrograde motion, Jupiter spent a little more than nine months within the womb of Virgo. This falls within the average length of time for the gestation of a human baby. Jupiter will then exit Virgo illustrating the birth of the child around September 23. The Jupiterian Sol Invictus Messiah is clearly emphasized in Africanus’s work and connects to Revelation 12.
The Madonna and Child cult is evident throughout almost all world cultures. The son of the Queen of Heaven is often called the “Man-Child” much like what Revelation 12 says. This title is often assumed by many ancient warrior god-kings like Re, Horus, Tammuz, Attis, and of course, Mithras, Helios, or Sol Invictus, etc. This same title is also applicable to the figure of Melchizedek, who is also the Jupiterian royal Son of the Sun Lady, as I discuss in-depth in the book. Tracy Twyman in Fake N.E.W.S.: Unboxing the Compass, reveals that September 23 also has Freemasonic connections, as well.
Perhaps, then, you can imagine what went through my mind when, for the second year in a row, the Masonically-significant date of September 23 was marked with public reenactments of the mourning ritual that Masons do for their imaginary hero Hiram Abiff (a stand-in for the demons who are said to have built it). I am of course referring to the kneeling protests that started the football seasons both this year and last, but appear to have much more momentum this year.
September 23 is the date on which Freemasons observe the Autumnal Equinox, marked as the date on the screen-right pillar on their Royal Arch tracing boards, and the Vernal Equinox marked off on the screen-left pillar, with the keystone joining them at the top of the arch (or sometimes shown removed to let in the rays of the Hyperuranian Sun). It’s also the date that the ladder of seven steps leads to, according to The Secret Societies of All Ages & Countries—Volume 2, by Charles William Heckethorn. But there’s much more, for September 23 is also the date on which Freemasons observe the martyrdom of Hiram. The Masonic ritual revealing the mysteries of Hiram involves half-genuflection to his body, lying dead in a shallow grave.
Stewart Best in Frequency: The Mind Matrix (p. 24) interprets Revelation 12 as the arrival of “extraterrestrials” who, the author claims are, fallen angels, led by that ancient, deceiver serpentine Satan, preceding his world-wide worship as the “Beast” as foretold in Revelation 13. This is what Christians refer to as the “Strong Delusion” of 2 Thessalonians 2.
Here is the spirit war that is invisible to humanity because of the veil over his mind. This is the arrival, and the vast majority of humanity will be tricked into thinking this arrival is from “outer space’) when it is interdimensional, and mankind will think these “fallen ones” are God and His angels. It is the strong delusion.
The movie The Matrix has been very influential in the so-called truth movement. Countless people have used various bits from the movie as analogies of our experience in this world. There’s the blue pill/red pill, the Platonic ideal of the world of matter being a cave where the shadows of the true forms are seen but not recognized. On one hand, I’ve always sort of liked The Matrix (way before I “woke up”), but on another, I’ve found something off about it, especially since V for Vendetta came out from the Wachowski siblings (which are now “sisters”.)
The Matrix, among other reality-warping movies like Dark City, of course, has something that speaks to our current state of existence, and that’s why we identify with the story, but then there’s another element to it. I think there are three different ideas that the popularized idea of the Matrix brings up:
The physical world is not as solid as we think. Matter is solid only because we think it is. On some level, the world is an illusion, or rather a projection, like a movie or a computer game. Yet although a movie or game is scripted or programmed, it’s not entirely unreal. The actors, some of the props are real, in games the code is real.
The Matrix is an analogy of our mental state. It’s the “world pulled over our eyes” as Morpheus says. This means the illusion or deception is mental, and we unwittingly yet willingly contribute to it by believing falsehoods.
The world we inhabit is a prison designed to leech energy off us to basically feed unknown inhabitants on the other side of existence.
These three different interpretations of the Matrix all sort of connect with one another in some ineffable way. I do think that this physical world is in many ways akin to a computer game, such as World of Warcraft or the Sims. It has plenty of nice-looking characters and places, but when you play it, you know the polygons of the (physical) world in the game consists of are merely illusions with the purpose to make the gaming experience more pleasurable. They do not really affect the mechanics of the game, instead, the coding, which is below the surface and cannot be seen while playing the game, is what runs things. It does not mean this world unreal; it simply means this is how this world works.
The second definition is the real Matrix, in which most of what we are thought to believe is false. Whether it’s simplified ideas of religion or materialism that say most things in life are meaningless, or dysfunctional political or financial systems are told are the best option we have. All these artificial, social and religious constructs reinforce the evil inclinations of the prison Matrix we are trapped in. The solution then is, as Jesus says in the Gospel of John, the truth will set you free.
The third definition I think is sort of a half-truth or perhaps a psyop. While currently, the Earth acts as a prison for us in some sense, yet I don’t think that is the original function of the Earth. It is a prison because we (or our distant ancestors) allowed their minds to be taken over by something. I think something wants us to think this world is a prison, so we would leave it, or give it to them. That “something” would be an evil intelligence that controls our reality, and that elites who’ve made a pact with this force are corralling earth inhabitants like cattle on its behalf in exchange for material rewards and longevity. I think something wants us to think this world is a prison, so we would leave it, or give it to them.
Tracy Twyman says in Clock Shavings that demonic entities are trapped within a prism in hell (which is also a Saturnian black box). They are dead but do not truly exist yet they do, they are being tortured and can somehow contact us. She thinks they’re trying to change places with humanity, so we’d be trapped in hell, and they’d be free on Earth. Freeman Fly of the Freeman Perspective has noted that the media, like Disney, is trying to convince to children it’s cool to be possessed by demons. All you must do is watch an episode of Disney’s “The Owl House” to see the Satanic brainwashing on full display as more and more people come out as self-declared Satanists. Katy Perry, for example, sings some very suggestive lyrics in the track Supernatural. And now we see Kanye West who worked on that track about alien sex is now rapping about how Jesus is Lord, which is interesting considering he dressed up as a fly (or the lord of the flies) on Halloween if you follow his social media.
Now as Katy Perry sings, there might not be much difference between a demon or an ET. Of course, CERN is often blamed for opening a portal to hell or other parallel dimensions. Demonic possession and portals to hell are becoming a popular theme. I think the demonic entities imprisoned in a prism box in hell are the ones in the Matrix. Naturally, they want out and are trying to convince us we are in the Matrix, so we’d try to escape. It’s basically a bait and switch tactic. This, unfortunately, is what could have befallen Tracy Twyman.
The Matrix, like online conspiracy culture, tends to promote a mindset that we should try to escape from our problems instead of facing them. All the suicide cults, UFO cults, and people awaiting rapture have a similar mindset that this world is prison and freedom is out there. I would also include the Cathars and Gnostics into this mix as well. This world has many problems, but we do not fix them by escaping somewhere else. And yet even after an indefinite period of feeling blissful love, one would be considered “trapped” in reincarnating on Earth again and again until one awakens and is liberated.
Many religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Gnosticism already teach the need for liberation from the cycle of the illusions of this world. For the demons in hell, however, the situation is different. Escape is the only solution. According to Peter Mark Adams, the author of the Game of Saturn, the Renaissance elite bypassed the cycles of reincarnation by making an astral, draconian pact with Chronos, the Demiurge himself!
For non-religious authors specializing in the paranormal and psychic phenomena, like John Keel, the world is ruled over by an ancient artifact constructed by ancient Titans or the earth-born giants that existed before man, called the “Eighth Tower,”(Keel’s book has the same name, p. 171) in the Superspectrum, with the help of seven Yezidi citadels throughout Asia and the Middle East, ruled over by priests of Satan—projecting Satanic, demonic curses throughout the universe.
Stretching across Asia, from Northern Manchuria, through Tibet, west through Persia, and ending in Kurdistan, was a chain of seven towers, on isolated mountaintops, William Seabrook wrote in his Adventures in Arabia, ‘and in each of these towers sat continually a priest of Satan, who by “broadcasting” occult vibrations controlled the destinies of the world for evil.’ Thoughtful men have always uneasily recognized that some superhuman force seems to manipulate human events and subtly guide human history. It was a natural step to divide such manipulations into two parts. The good (prohuman) events were credited to the gods, while the bad (antihuman) events were blamed on assorted demons and devils. It gradually became clear that the bad events outnumber the good, so it was obvious that the demons were pretty much in control.
The earliest myths of Africa, Asia, and South America – myths produced by completely isolated cultures – contain many interesting correlations. They claim that in the beginning men ‘were actually enslaved by the gods. We were like cattle in a pen, forced to build senseless monuments for the use of our masters and even to sacrifice our physical bodies to them. Many cultures continued these ritual sacrifices into this century. Even the Old Testament of the Bible carefully depicts God as a vengeful, jealous, egotistical tyrant who frequently punished man with horrible disasters.
John Keel’s theory (from his book The Eighth Tower) of the “superspectrum” is that it is a layer of reality that exists as a membrane—enveloping our physical universe as a resting place for the “ultraterrestrials,” where all paranormal, supernatural, religious and cryptozoological phenomenon ultimately springs from. In other words, this “super spectrum” is God and there is no God above or outside it to save us. Investigating all of Keel’s claims will take an entirely separate book to analyze, however. Like in the second Matrix movie where the Oracle tells Neo that “all the stories of vampires, werewolves, are programs that are doing things they shouldn’t be doing.” That’s in a manner of speaking not too far off from the ultra-terrestrials or the Interdimensional Hypothesis.
In another section of the same book, Keel (p. 193-194) bases off the observation that a race of titanic giants once inhabited this world, while suggesting that what we call “God” is an ancient super-quantum computer built by super-earthlings, being the Titans. He calls this computer the “Eighth Tower” and makes a stark observation:
The Eighth Tower manipulates a few of us through its manifestations, but it manipulates great masses of us through our belief in those manifestations and our interpretations of their meanings. During the 1960s I wandered dazedly through old cemeteries, garbage dumps, and gravel pits, haunted by the strange, seemingly intelligent lights prancing in the skies, often asking myself, ‘What does the phenomenon want? What is it trying to teach me and all of us?’ These same questions plagued the men of 5,000 B.C., and they plagued Charles Fort. The ancient answer was that the gods owned the earth and that mankind was placed here to serve them. Fort simplified this. We are property.
You and I are biochemical robots controlled by the powerful radiations being broadcast from the Eighth Tower. Our brains are programmed like computers, and many of us are suddenly and completely reprogrammed at some point in our adult life. At birth our entire lives are planned for us, and as we weave and totter through our allotted three score and ten, we find ourselves manipulated by “luck”, by strange coincidences, and by sudden changes in ourselves and our environment. Visualize a mad scientist who needs someone to clean out his secret laboratory in his castle on a forbidding mountaintop. He constructs a mechanical robot for the job and programs it so it can move freely within the lab, but if it should open the door and try to move out of the laboratory, it is programmed to self-destruct. The robot calls it slavery. We call it free will. We are free to pursue our life in our own way so long as we conform to the hidden master plan. If we try to circumvent that plan by zigging instead of zagging, we self-destruct.
Life can seem like a cruel and pointless joke to those locked into a seemingly empty existence. So the Eighth Tower has given us all kinds of beliefs to sustain us. People in Asia and Africa starve to death in a posture of prayer. Lonely, frustrated people shuffle from one mil- to another in the search for a belief that will miraculously give them an identity. Thousands trapped in the technological skepticism of the age are turning to the belief in space people from another world, cosmic Brothers who will save us from ourselves, just as the people of another time looked to Osiris, Zoroaster, and Christ. We sense that we somehow are part of something larger, but it is something unseen, and we try to fit ourselves into a broader cosmic view like ants trying to relate to an elephant. (p. 204)
With Keel’s strong connections between the Titans, (which Saturn certainly was one) and the Superspectrum, this leads me to believe Saturn/Chronos/Father time is ultimately the supreme god here, at least in this universe. All of this is what Q-Anon may be referring to whether it be the “alliance” or “Space Force” military or some super-smart A.I. online bot as the so-called “Great Awakening” which really refer to the rousing of the “Old Ones” of Lovecraft or the Sumerian planetary deities such as Utu, Nanna-Suen/Ekišnuğal, Nergal, Nabu, Marduk, Innana/Ishtar, and Ninĝirsu. Could these same Titans be returning to somehow “reboot” the Eighth Tower?
Q-Anon’s reference to the “Great Awakening” also connects to the Theosophical new-age idea of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius or “Ascension” and the Crowleyan or Thelemic idea of the “Aeon of Horus” where the “Old Aeon” religions like Christianity, Judaism and even Islam are finally defeated. Aquarius is also ruled by Saturn, and Saturn is associated with authoritarian governments, big brother, slavery, mind-control, and deception. Many political movements associated with Nazism, Communism, and Socialism also feature prominent symbols like the sickle associated with Saturn, as well.
I also think part of the Q charade was trying to use Tracy Twyman’s work, and so was Isaac Kappy before Tracy died. As a side note, if you look at Tracy Twyman’s original publishing company, Quintessential Publications, its chief logo is simply a giant Q. Perhaps what I’m suggesting is whoever Q-Anon is, they do take some inspiration from her, as Tracy Twyman herself stated on podcasts and website, she made but subsequently took down.
Tracy Twyman also wrote this in QAnon on 4Chan’s covert coup is about the hidden hyperspace kingdoms.
QAnon repeatedly mentioned “Alice & Wonderland.” People have decided “Alice” is Hillary Clinton. But as I mentioned in “Fake N.E.W.S.: “Unboxing the Compass,” “Alice Rosenbaum,” was the real name of Ayn Rand, who wrote about the hidden realm of “Atlantis,” where, in her story, the elite go to hide under a forcefield of invisibility while they watch the rest of the world go to Hell. “Alice” is also the name of a project at CERN focusing on creating interdimensional portals.
QAnon mentioned “the fall of the archons” a few days ago, and the coming disclosure of the existence of “benevolent ETs.” The TV show “the Event” from a few years ago was about ETs that looked just like humans, and who had names corresponding to Gnostic figures, such as “Thomas” (as in the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas) and “Sophia” (their leader, clearly representing the wisdom goddess who is the mother of the demiurge (the creator of physical reality) in Gnostic creation myths. At the end of the show, it was revealed that the ETs were from a planet in another solar system where the Sun had grown too large and was threatening to destroy all life there. So they teleported their planet to our place in our solar system, and teleported our planet to where theirs used to be.
In other words, they (the evil, fallen angels) are trying to pull a switcheroo at the End of Days, thereby forcing us to pay the price for them, and endue the fires of Hell in their place. This is exactly the sort of thing that the spirit of Cain seemed to be hinting at in the various conversations I’ve had with him on the Ouija board over the years.
GnAnon, an alleged confidant of QAnan, recently also mentioned the Disney film Tomorrowland in some of his latest posts. And CERN. And Gnosis. “Tomorrowland” is a term for a land hidden in another dimension, accessible for those with eyes to see, where the real elite hide themselves, their real wealth, their real property, and their real technology.
“QAnon” is supposedly so-named because “Q” s the highest level of security clearance in the Department of Energy. QAnon has indicated that there is free energy tech being hidden from us that will soon be revealed.
People have been saying for the last year that we don’t know what Donald Trump is really up to: that he’s playing “4D chess.” If you read “Fake N.E.W.S.: “Unboxing the Compass,” you’ll realize that 4D chess is actually the game of Ageio described there, described to us by the spirit of Cain, who told us that it was actually to origin off the game of chess, and that it is a ritual for the purpose of changing reality. As I explained in the essay, the board on which the game takes place appears to represent a hypercube, and I speculated that this may actually be the shape of our universe.
The seizing of the Saudi princes and their bank accounts, and the release of the “Paradise Papers,” is an indication that what’s coming is the lawful seizure of untold amounts of ill-gotten gain. I would think this would also go along with a debt jubilee, as the illegitimate nature of most of the world’s debt instruments is revealed.
But all this sounds like a fantasy. I have no reason to believe it’s real.
A rather curious article from Space.com, reveals that conclusive alien life may be found in 2020. According to an Orthodox Christian website called Daimonolgia about a story about descending people from airships in clouds in the ninth century. As the story goes, a mob of people accused these “airship people” visitors as evil magicians who wanted to ruin their crops. A Christian bishop Abogard of Lyon ran to their aid and dismissed their story of aerial visitors as a made-up fantasy, perhaps to save their lives. It’s the basis for the book title of Passport to Magonia: On UFOs, Folklore, and Parallel Worlds by UFO researcher Jacques Vallee. Interestingly, in one of Tracy Twyman’s articles about her online harassment, she posted a picture of the infamous “Men in Black.”
In one article, Ritual Magic, Mind Control and the UFO Phenomenon by Adam Gorightly, he surmises and connects Aleister Crowley, Jack Parsons, John Dee, Robert Anton Wilson, Philip K. Dick, Whitley Strieber, MK-Ultra mind control and the Montauk Project Conspiracy and connects all of this with UFO’s as well. All this research just points to the idea that UFOs are just another hallucinatory manifestation of the same spirits that magicians conjure. The veil is especially thin these days, with various sightings of Bigfoot, UFO’s, threats of WW3, political coups of a sitting President and mass disease pandemics and pestilences—similar to what we find about prophecies of Revelation’s Four Horseman of the Apocalypse—it certainly feels like the End Times. The 11th hour is just about over and the Endgame has begun. Time and space are breaking down into its base elements and heaven will become the new earth.
Next, we turn our attention to Eden once again. Only this time, we must do saw from the angle that there are competing powers, all fighting for power and control over Eden and those who establish, inhabit and rule over it.
Back to the Supernal Garden
What I find interesting is the information presented by Tracy Twyman in her online article, Meet Mete: Twyman’sIntroduction to Mysterium Baphometis Revelatum, English Translation. In this essay, she writes about these gods, who like in the Apocryphon of John, are presented as bound victims of Fate. You can find her presentation video based on her only novel Genuflect and Joseph Von-Hammer Purgstall’s essay on the Knights Templar and the Ophite Gnostic and pagan beliefs at Bitchute.
According to Hammer Purgstall, one of his idols, Tab. I, fig. 13, sports an inscription that reads των υδατων χρυσος [ton ydaton chrysos], which he interprets as meaning “golden waters.” He adds: “What is to be understood by this golden water, or by this golden liquid, is reserved for discussion further on.” It obtained this quality because of the food and drink—nectar and ambrosia—eaten by the gods, which, in a previous book of mine (Clock Shavings), I argued was most likely the flesh and blood of those sacrificed to them.
I think it is noteworthy that the gods of Greece were said to have blood which was golden in color, called ichor, the possession of which was considered the cause of their immortality. When drained of it, they died. But in medical pathology, the same term, according to Dictionary.com, means “an acrid, watery discharge, as from an ulcer or wound.” Regarding this, Church Father Clement of Alexandria wrote that “the ichor of the poets is more repulsive than blood; for the putrefaction of blood is called ichor.” This makes sense once we realize that the gods of all traditions appear to be literally zombies rotting in the bowels of the Earth, using magical techniques involving the blood and flesh of humans to regenerate themselves.
Unfortunately, when dealing with things supposedly ancient and supposedly sacred, we can’t seem to get away from the gore of dead and dismembered bodies, sexual depravity, and the unnatural abuse of bodily functions, along with the resulting byproducts. The Gnostics were accused of heresy for saying these things, and scorned for practicing them, but we seem to find it hidden within every religious tradition, but still hinted at by the myths and imagery in a way that is obvious once you understand the symbols.
Tracy Twyman also makes a lot of interesting observations about the cults of Cybele and Mithraism and their castration rites, which in my mind does connect to the current transgender/gender fluidity/ “woke” mania that has overtaken Western culture now. Tracy Twyman also makes some connections with the Russian historian Anatole Fomenko who claims that much of human history is fabricated and perhaps the history of the Knights Templar and various Christian patriarchs like Jesus, John the Baptist, Simon Magus, etc., were actually closer to them in the timeline than what is originally thought.
On the one hand, the implication seems to be that the person who initiated Hughes de Payens (whose name means “Hugh the Pagan”) into the secret doctrine of Johannism was John the Baptist himself—or, at least, that the Templar tradition claimed he was. This created a bizarre unexplained gap of 1000 years between the alleged date of the death of John and the alleged date of the inception of the Templar order. But this gap is eliminated if we consider the chronological revisions of Anatoly Fomenko, which eliminates the Middle Ages and puts the Crusades right after the death of Christ.
Also, another intriguing possibility is allowed which makes this whole matter potentially much simpler. One can then consider the perspective that maybe the Templars were, in fact, practicing the religion of the Church that chartered them. However, the rituals and teachings of the Church may have been quite different than what has been handed down to us today. It may be that, somewhere along the line, a decision was made to sanitize the religion, to make it more palatable with the developing mores of the day. This may have required the public sacrifice of the Templars, Cathars, and other Christians, now “heretics,” to make it look as though the “impurities” of the Church had been dispensed with. If we consider this, then a lot of the most peculiar elements of Christian mythos and doctrine, as well as many of the otherwise bewildering physical artifacts left behind by our Christian ancestors, make a lot more sense.
First, let us note that the way in which some anti-Christian Roman chroniclers described the “Agape feasts” of early Christian sects sounded more similar to descriptions of the Satanic Black Mass or the Witches’ Sabbath, rather than what we think of now as the traditional Eucharist celebration. These rituals reportedly involved intoxication, orgies, infant sacrifice and cannibalism. It is now thought by most scholars that these chroniclers were probably mixing up reports on the activities of both Christian groups, Gnostic Christian groups, and non-Christian Gnostic groups, not being able to tell the difference. Perhaps, though, the differences were not quite as great as modern Christians would like to think.
These “agape feasts” of the early Christians or Gnostics have many parallels with the Hindu left-hand path tantra. These are analogous to the “Saturnalia” festival of ancient Rome (which would eventually be outlawed) and the sacred temple rites and sex orgies of ancient Canaan Phoenicia, in which Simon Magus found Helena being prostituted or pimped out in a brothel. In fact, there’s reason to believe that the original Catholic Church was originally a brothel dedicated to the rites of Cybele, Mithras, and other Roman pagan gods like Liber and Bacchus. Carpocrates, a Simonian heretic, is said to practice and advocate similar practices and beliefs.
According to Hippolytus (Ref. VII, 20), Carpocrates believed that Jesus was generated by Joseph and Mary, but his soul was more righteous than any other man on earth, and that the angels created the world and the law, and were inferior to the “unbegotten Father.” He held more heretical Judaic beliefs like that of the Jewish Gnostic Cerinthus, another heretic that the church fathers railed against. Carpocrates’ followers, likewise, engaged in “spells and voluptuous feasts” while containing powers and sorceries over the “Archons and the makers of the world…” Carpocrates’ techniques remind us of what we saw earlier in the quotation of the article Astrological Medicine in Gnostic Traditions by Grant Adamson.
The original form of Gnosticism sees the world with the eyes of a mystic: the material world is created (or at least dominated) by evil or ignorant powers, and human thought descended from unity with the divine mind and got entangled with matter. Salvation is Gnosis, the mystic experience of unity with the divine mind, but this unity can also be won by manipulating the sexual energy or by a baptismal practice. And yet, as we uncover in Baphomet: The Temple Mystery Unveiled, there seems to be a tragic warping of this “baptism of wisdom” of the ancient Gnostics and Hermeticists into something so hideous and blasphemous that it can only be described as Satanic. Or perhaps, this was the original intent all along? We see this clearly in Joseph Von Hammer-Purgstall’s work on the Knights Templar and the Arabic Assassins. How strange would it be that Catholic soldiers who pledged themselves to Christ and the Pope would fall into savage blasphemies and witchcraft involving golem and homunculus creation, made from dead flesh and sex magick.
In fact, all forms of magic and the occult are condemned by all higher religions and philosophies, considering their demonic origins. Revelation says that no sorcerers will be allowed in the New Jerusalem. According to Gnostic belief, it was the fallen angels/archons who taught magick to mankind when the “sons of God” came down and had intercourse with women, as retold in the Book of Enoch and other apocryphal texts. In fact, there are numerous condemnations of magick in the Nag Hammadi Library. The type of magick some of these left-hand antinomian Gnostics were involved with is condemned in strong terms in the Pistis Sophia and the Books of Jeu—both of which are analyzed at length in the Sun Lady Unveiled book. In these books, Jesus threatens that those who practice it will go to the outer darkness and be eaten by pig demons and such.
Despite Tracy Twyman’s occult past, this is what she was involved with up until her last days on earth—uncovering the Satanic, Baphometic gnosis of the Knights Templar and every secret society connected with them, including Freemasonry, the Ordo Templi Orientis, French Gnostic churches, the Rosicrucian’s, Illuminati, various syncretic “Saint” orders, and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Mysticism and magick are ultimately two different paths—a distinction that I will elaborate on more another time.
Christianity has historically condemned savage religious traditions such as human sacrifice. The indigenous tribes of pagan peoples did not and consequently brought societies that lacked such human rights. Sure, there were multiple Catholic conquests of the pagan peoples which ultimately led them to absorb some of their traditions, but the fact remains: many pagan peoples would abuse and terrorize their own, all to feed their demonic dark gods who own them like a rancher owns his cattle.
A vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing and appealing to him, and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” When he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
My brothers and sisters of Macedonia, what many of you may not know is that there was a slave girl among you in whom you’ve believed in, and like so many others of this city you we’re taken captive by the same spirit that held her in bondage. (Acts 16:9)
“For some of them will blaspheme the truth and proclaim evil teaching. And they will say evil things against each other. Some will be named: (those) who stand in (the) strength of the archons, of a man and a naked woman who is manifold and subject to much suffering. And those who say these things will ask about dreams. And if they say that a dream came from a demon worthy of their error, then they shall be given perdition instead of incorruption.” (The Apocalypse of Peter)
“They are wicked in their behavior! Some of them fall away to the worship of idols. Others have demons dwelling with them, as did David the king. He is the one who laid the foundation of Jerusalem; and his son Solomon, whom he begat in adultery, is the one who built Jerusalem by means of the demons, because he received power. When he had finished building, he imprisoned the demons in the temple. He placed them into seven waterpots. They remained a long time in the waterpots, abandoned there. When the Romans went up to Jerusalem, they discovered the waterpots, and immediately the demons ran out of the waterpots, as those who escape from prison. And the waterpots remained pure thereafter.” (The Testimony of Truth)
In the last quote, there is a straight-up condemnation of Solomonic magick which is very magnetized for demonic activity. Its usage of Sator Squares and such are basically talismans meant to place your mind in an altered state to conjure angels and demons successfully. Solomonic magic comes from the period of the Babylonian captivity of Judaism and when Solomon introduced Baal and Ashtaroth worship to Israel through his pagan wives. As mentioned earlier, it is said in the Book of Enoch that there were 200 of the Watchers that came to earth and took for themselves wives of the daughters of men, and these same beings taught them magic spells, charms, astrology, even necromancy (contacting the dead). What these beings did not tell nor teach them, is that the supposedly dead they were speaking to, was the counterfeit spirits or demons of that person. Therefore, spiritism is not only dangerous but also universally condemned throughout the Bible.
This counterfeit spirit was placed alongside that person, as was one placed alongside us all at birth, this spirit knows the things we know and are with us all the days of our lives, and has the ability to mimic human appearance and voices, this is to whom they are speaking with. Like the rest of magic, all magic is an illusion and deeds performed by demons sent to do the works of the rulers of this world or the archons.
Why would the Father, the preexisting eternal virginal spirit need magick and if the God of this world condemned those of old for practicing it? What shall come upon you who now dabble in it, surely you don’t think you shall escape do you, or did you not know that these same spirits brands you like cattle that other spirits may know who you belong to? The fate and destiny of all who practice such things are always the same: heart attacks, cancers, or some old and unknown disease that cannot be cured. Some may say there is good and evil magic, but I say to them both good and evil magick was taught to mankind by the same 200 Watchers/Nephilim who commanded demons to do the works of magick for them like we see in the text On the Origin of the World which lists a compendium list of demons, angels and their signs and symbols, their duties and who commands them to carry out those deeds.
Many Gnostic texts reveal the beauty of the rose and its thorns. These thorns of magick are ultimately poisonous and toxic to the soul. These Watchers are the wild animals in the book of Genesis that refused to be tamed, learn about them, this knowledge will bring salvation to the souls of mankind because to us the wrestling is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12, Berean Literal Bible)
And if there are evil forces in the realms of the heavens, then why should one strive to reach there? Did not Christ say the Kingdom (of) heaven, the word “of” means, above, beyond, to have preeminence over a person, place or thing? As it follows, we are called to know our root and know ourselves. This can only be accomplished by awakening from the death-like sleep of ignorance and gain awareness. Just as humans have the “counterfeit spirit” there is also a counterfeit Christ or “El Cristo Negro,” (often associated with Judas) the opposite mirror image or black twin of Jesus Christ. Some call him Judas as we saw earlier, others call him the Beast or the antichrist—both of which are also connected to Chronos as mentioned earlier. Whatever the case is, he is undoubtedly one of the Archons that seek to imprison and ultimately damn humanity.
The Watchers were originally created to watch over humanity as guardians over prisoners that have been taken captive for reconditioning. These Watchers are creatures, spiritual in nature possessing the ability to conform themselves to be like humans, which gave them the ability to mate with them, this was their rebellion.
According to Gnostic belief, “He” the demiurge or the Creator god sent a spirit of fear into this world, and this spirit will cause Men to fear and have a need for a savior to bring them peace, while his pseudo-Christ will offer them “men” a false hope of salvation, He and all of the creatures he created reflects him and his desire to be worshiped, this is the flaw that his Mother (Sophia), it was in her mind to create a ruler over “Matter” that the Savior Jesus may see and take notice of her creation and grant her a place in the Kingdom of Light, to which the children of Light spring from.
The cosmocrator and his creatures have been taking members of the human race since the beginning of civilization, and “turning” or “corrupting” many into “enhanced” tares and have great abilities and life spans to war in darkness, but no worries hell has enlarged herself for them. The Children of Light, however, are themselves the “thought” in the Mind of the Father. They also dwell in the womb of the Forethought of the Father, who is called Barbelo, the Virgin that gave birth to the Pleromic universe and the first-Begotten Savior, Jesus Christ.
It was the creator god, or the demiurge who said to himself “I shall be like the Most High” then he went about creating his “Heavens” first then the earth, being his footstool, then this world. Then he became tired and rested from all his work. The primeval Titans or Giants who sired humanity may be also equated with the Gnostic archons and the chief ruler, Yaldabaoth/Aariel since indeed they were giant in stature (along with their angels, demons, beasts, etc.) just as the heavenly angels like Christ and the Holy Spirit were according to Elchasai, as we saw earlier. These beings are one and the same as the “Ultraterrestrials” of John Keel and are considered the creators of the material Adam race (but not the spiritual race).
The Sumerian cosmology chart shares many parallels with Gnostic cosmology. Different names but each emanation has the same meanings in the same positions. They also have a trinity with Anu as the cabalistic Ain Soph and both sons Enlil (wind and sky) and Enki (water and wisdom). Anu is equal to El Elyon, while Baal becomes king. Both are kings over other gods, but El’s kingship is timeless and unchanging. Baal must acquire his kingship, affirm it through the building of his temple, and defend it against adversaries; even so, he loses it and must be enthroned anew.
One can also equate these archons with the Sumerian gods, the first of which would be Anu (as the chief archon this time). One can also equate some of the various archons with the Sumerian deities like Enlil and Enki. For the argument’s sake, we can put “Yao” (Iao) as Enlil and Eloia or Sabaoth with Enki. Enki was something of a Babylonian trickster god like Hermes, and a craftsman god as well. Enki’s Sumerian name means “Lord of the Earth” and his Mesopotamian epithets included Nudimmud (Maker), Ushumgal (Great Serpent) and Lord of the Abzu, the abyss of the primeval waters. His symbols were the serpent and water—much like what Satan is associated with. He is also identical to the benevolent titan Prometheus who enlightened man, his own creation, with the Fire of the Gods. The mercurial trickster archetype is particularly strong with Enki.
Anu and his connection with Yahweh are also evident. As one fascinating essay called Enlil is Not Yahweh, Anu Is puts it, “…in the Mesopotamian tradition the sky god Anu was associated with the planets Mars and Saturn (Evans, 1998). Since ancient times Mars has always symbolized warlikeness and Saturn has always been considered a dark and malefic planet.” While the research is sound, all of this comes from an essentially pro-Enki (Lucifer)/anti-Christian website.
Therefore, it is said in Genesis 6:4, “there were giants in the earth in those days.” These are the same as the “sons of Anu” or the Anunnaki being the titan-archons that dominate the universe. The “sons of Anu” can be translated to “those who came from heaven.” Anu may also be equated with Ouranos, the Greek deity of the sky or heaven, which is interesting because the Church Fathers also reported that the starry vault or the heavens were also equated with the Dark Womb of the Demiurge and some of these Gnostic groups were attempting to penetrate, manipulate and “storm the heavens” like Mithras. The Babylonian Marduk was associated with vegetation and harvest. As Enlil, he was the inventor of the mattock (key agricultural tool of the Sumerians) and caused plants to grow. Cronus was also considered to be a Greek harvest god.
In Babylonian Myths, Marduk eventually betrayed Anu, his father, and took the power of the Gods. In ancient myths recorded by Hesiod’s Theogony, Cronus envied the power of his father, the ruler of the universe, Uranus. Uranus drew the “power” of Cronus’ mother, Gaia. One story names Enlil (Marduk’s) origins as the exhausted breath of An (Anu) (god of the heavens) and Ki (possibly Danu, or Gaia, both goddess of the Earth) after the sexual union. In both stories, Enlil (Cronus) is a bit of a “problem Child” as is Yaldabaoth who is also called a “child of the void” or the “child of chaos.”
Enoch recounts the history of how the sons of Anu first came to earth and made themselves to be worshipped as gods and his daughters as goddesses, they all were brothers and sisters and Anu there father commanded them to only procreate with one another, he called his children “fruit trees whose seed is within themselves” this is what is meant when it was said in Genesis 1:11 (English Standard Version) “And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so.
Anu commanded this because he did not want humans to gain access back to the planet called “Nibiru,” (his divine throne) meaning wandering star, or moving planet—according to some, this is where Adapa was originally created. In other creation accounts like the South Wind tale, Adapa is created by Ea or Enki. Now as for the angels of Anu’s creation there was a group called “the Watchers” which are spoken of in Genesis 6:4, also afterward, when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.
It was them, the Watchers that violated Anu’s commandments along with his sons, and this angered Anu, these children born from the union of the Watchers and human women were called the “Nephilim” and it was one of the sons of the Watchers called “Nimrod” who sought to get to the heavens to war against the gods, who himself was an angel/human hybrid, he sort to build a tower and atop of that tower to build a gateway, portal to the heavens, and this is why it was said of the creators in Genesis 11:6: “The LORD said, ‘Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.”
This deed performed by Nimrod angered Anu and in the seventh verse, he and his sons confounded the language of the builders. What Anu did not count on was, that his own sons would rebel against him and his creation of mankind, humans would also, the first of his sons that rebelled against him was “Sabaoth.” “Now when Sabaoth, the son of Yaldabaoth, heard the voice of Pistis, he sang praises to her, and he condemned the father.”
Yaldaboath/Anu showed himself to be a boastful creature and a vengeful one who could not control his sons nor any of his creation that soon became as great as he was then in his anger he created death, and death was passed into mankind and destroyed his own grandchildren that were born of the relation of his sons and humans as well as the Watcher angels. Theirs is a history of a broken family, an arrogant father, and disobedient children. Therefore, we came to this place, as a testament against Yaldaboath and his arrogance.
In Enochian and Gnostic thought, the spiritual race is from a kingdom that is far above the heavens of Yaldaboath and the regions in which his mother Pistis Sophia dwells. Pistis Sophia is yet, another mask or incarnation of our Sun Lady—which is thoroughly examined in my book. The ultimate fixing of the volatile is within the spiritual heart, however, and this is what Christ spoke of when he said in Matthew 7:14 (New Living Translation) “But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” This is only but the tip of the gnosis iceberg, which is about discovering the root and the origin of our being.
Update: As states and countries around the world experience lockdown and compromised, governments revealing their true authoritarian colors as they strip everyone of their most basic rights with medical quarantines, forced vaccinations and digital currencies as preludes for the Mark of the Beast, economic manipulations and market crashes, CEOs jumping ship, checkpoints everywhere, etc., I am reminded of Tracy Twyman’s words from the same essay, Fake N.E.W.S.: Unboxing theCompass I quote throughout this post and mentions a secret, breakaway civilization ruled over by the Plus Ultra elite who worship Saturn. In any case, the following excerpt sounds a lot like current events.
The idea of creating a secret invisible place on Earth for the “elect” to hide in shows up in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. There, society’s elite, lead by a renegade genius engineer, decide to rebel against society’s needy, useless masses and retreat into a hidden world of their own. It’s an invisible realm they’ve named “Atlantis,” hidden inside the Rocky Mountains by some kind of force field invented by the society’s founder, John Galt. This little modern-day Saturn (Lord of Misrule during the legendary “Golden Age”) populated his hidden kingdom of perfect anarchy with society’s true elite. Galt selected them personally and, one by one, presented them with an offer that, for some reason, none of them chose to refuse.
The result is that each of them decides to walk out on his or her life, including all business and family obligations, so that they can disappear into “Atlantis” in the Rockies, and live without rules or expectations in this land of perfect freedom. In so doing, most of them chose to commit some catastrophic act of sabotage against their own handiwork. Mines, factories, and railways are blown up with explosives, leaving heaping, burning piles of ruin, including a petroleum fire that nobody can put out because everybody smart enough to figure out how has already disappeared into Atlantis.
The man who does this last act in particular leaves behind a sign stating “I’m leaving it as I found it.” This is all connected to the title, of course. It’s a “fuck you” to humanity. The message is: “We, the ‘Titans of industry’ who keep the sky from falling like Atlas, are going to ‘shrug’ and let everything collapse on top of you.” This is the “shrug of ‘whatever’” embodied in the Cremation of Care ceremony at Bohemian Club meetings. The Lake of Fire imagery in the scene mentioned above (the burning pit that cannot be extinguished) is a clear channeling of the spirit of those trapped in Tartarus, enslaved and forced to hold up the pillars of Heaven and Earth (or “Solomon’s Temple,” as its presented in The Testament of Solomon).
The little snot who gets this all started—John Galt—invents a free energy machine (a “mini particle accelerator” harvesting atmospheric energy, as it’s described with unintentionally comedic sincerity in the film version). But then he realizes how much he hates humanity, and that they don’t deserve to benefit from his invention. In fact, he decides to take it upon himself to teach society a lesson. So he runs away, vowing as he leaves to “stop the engine of the world.”
He plans to do this by persuading all the other “pillars of society” like himself to following him to his hidden underworld of Atlantis. Inductees are all forced to spend the first night alone in a particular room in John Galt’s house. (Weird, right?) They are made to take a vow “never to live for another man, and to never ask another man to live for me.”
The sun itself has been increasingly brighter and bigger these last few years ever since Tracy Twyman wrote about the alchemical death and rebirth of the sun through black magic. 666 is the cabalistic number of the sun in the occult, after all. All of this is written about by Tracy Twyman in Genuflect. In another article written by Tracy Twyman back in late 2018, called Informant talks to me about Global Debt Facility Tracy reveals that there are accounts worth trillions of dollars that will be “released” to the public in the form of a global financial reset. Here’s what she wrote:
The subject of discussion is an alleged giant cache of gold, silver and diamonds, purportedly put into an account years ago, worth many trillions of dollars, for which, it is claimed, a secret cold war has been waged for years by elites, behind the scenes. Some of the claims about the “Global Debt Facility”– supposedly containing wealth large enough to retired the sovereign debt of all nations–have been spread by alleged World Bank employee Karen Hudes. Hudes has made the rounds on several alternative media talk shows over the last few years, releasing what she claims to be inside information about the existence of these accounts, as well as the people vying to take control of them: the world’s financial elite. Most shockingly, she claims that the people who are trying to take the money there are members of exclusive blue-blood families who are not really human. She calls them homo capensis, and says that they have extraordinarily large skulls.
In addition to Hudes, a Filipino man calling himself Tiburcio Villamor Marcos Tallano Tagean, who also claims to be the true heir to the throne of the Philippines, says that he personally is the actual rightful owner of these accounts, and that if he could get access to them, he would use the money to solve the world’s ills.
Several code words are associated with the subject of these alleged accounts, including “TCM-666” and “AP13652.” Earlier this year, there were many documents, articles, and interviews of people on the internet talking about this subject. Now, there is nothing about “AP13652” to be found anywhere, and “TCM-666” just brings you the Filipino guy’s YouTube channel. This consists mostly of videos narrated in English by a robot voice, making bizarre claims about the supposed accounts while showing images of heavily seal-embossed “official-looking” documents purporting to be actual correspondence sent by Mr. Tagean to various heads of state and other officials working in government positions relating to finance. Comments are disabled on all of these video, and few if any outside of this man’s YouTube channel are corroborating his claims, as far as I can tell. However, until a few months ago, there was plenty of content on the internet about the alleged “global collateral accounts” that made no mention of Tagean or his claims.
Some time last year, I spoke to a person who had reached out to me, claiming to have inside knowledge of this topic, and told me a bit of rather wild information over the phone. We made tentative plans to talk again, but we never did end up doing that.
Considering that the number “666” is part of one of the main code names for the accounts, I have theorized privately that, if these rumors are based on anything real, the “wealth” that really backs up the accounts may end up being the money for which men will sell their souls when the prophesied new “Mark of the Beast” money system is brought to fruition. Perhaps the souls themselves would be the real “collateral” backing the new system. The informant I spoke to told me that the “interbank screens” where the alleged accounts can supposedly be accessed are “in some sense spiritual-transacting.”
Now we find it alleged in the writings of Q-Anon that the Federal Reserve system is about to be brought down, following an engineered economic collapse, and that a new money system collateralized by gold is about to be announced. A few months ago, the Q-Anon boards were buzzing about a new digital system that would trap the consciousness of people who utilized it in a computer simulation, eternally, and which would correspond to the “Mark of the Beast” system foretold by Saint John the Divine.
Alliance take over of media and broadcasting truth
Emergency broadcast system to be used to announce operations and changes to population
Release of suppressed technology
Full disclosure of crimes against humanity
First contact with benevolent ETs (later)
Ascension for some beings
Could all of this drama and calamities unfolding before our eyes be the final death-throes of our current financial world system as the Plus Ultra elite help bring about the Antichrist system foisted upon the world as prophecied by Saint John? Talk of wars, famines, and pestilences all occurring simultaneously, could not have happened at a better time. Could this world pandemic be an elaborate public initiation ritual for the Plus Ultra elite to conjure Saturn/the Beast to be the literal “king of the world” Rex Mundi or Lord of Misrule over a coming “New Aeon” or “Golden Age” as warned against by the Cathars? After all, you can’t spell “pandemic” or “pandemonium” without the pagan devil, Pan.
This is the same as the Antichrist/Beast homunculus that Aleister Crowley and his OTO cult have conjured through sex magic, mind control, and time travel, as the god of the “new aeon” (the Antichrist) where the pillars (including the sun and the moon) and the archons of the old universe (along with the rest of creation and humanity) are mixed together and transmuted into the prima materia to form a new, artificial universe and perhaps even create portals into other parallel dimensions, as well. The goddess Mete is also depicted as pulling down the chains of the archons that hold up the heavens, connected to the sun and the moon. In the Gnostic text, On the Origin of the World, Sophia is depicted as the ultimate destroyer of this material universe, Yaldabaoth and all his Heavens. Tracy Twyman has also written extensively about all this in her work as well, especially in her book Clock Shavings, which depicts real people being tricked into/unknowingly performing the ritual to open the portal to hell and bring on the Apocalypse. This is the Great Awakening. In her article Film as Myth, she writes:
Sleeping God/Goddess: An important monarch, god, or royal heir has been trapped in a “death-like” sleep in a hidden tomb or prison, an eternal coma, waiting for someone to release them. Thor, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos all contain this theme.
Return of the King: This is the destiny of all of these exiled monarchs-in-waiting (mentioned above): they must bide their time on the other side until the moment comes for them to travel back to the other world and reclaim their rightful inheritance there. (This may be rooted in a fantasy of Satan storming Eden to take back his former glory).
Rise of the Fallen Kingdom: This is an extension of both the “Return of the King” and “Sleeping God” themes. The king and the kingdom itself have both been exiled, fallen into the underworld. They plot to “rise again,” like Satan in Hell, and Cthulhu in the sunken city of R’lyeh.
All of this only supports the idea that a global reset is about to occur (and perhaps even a metaphysical reset at that) and perhaps we really are at the End of Days. The real target in this whole drama isn’t the Deep State at all, as the Bible reveals. It’s actually God’s people, the tribulation saints/the church represented by the Sun Lady of Revelation 12, some of which are prophecied to be martyred, by the Beast and the Harlot Babalon while others are quite literally snatched or raptured out of this world before the “new aeon” begins like a snare or a trap for those not watching. You can find more information about all of this and more about future trends in The Sun Lady Unveiled.
 According to April DeConick in “From the Bowels of Hell to Draco: The Mysteries of the Peratics,” the fiery serpents were interpreted by the Peratic Gnostics (according to Hippolytus) as the stars that combat the Gnostics from escaping the cycle of birth and death. The celestial spheres or the Zodiac were also considered to be the desert and the Red Sea—synonymous with the one that the Israelites crossed when they encountered the same biting and stinging fiery serpents.
“The snake indicates the incisive and solvent nature of the Mercury, which avidly absorbs the metallic sulphur and holds it so powerfully that the cohesion cannot later be overcome. This is the ‘poisoned worm, which infects everything with its venom’, mentioned in L’Ancienne Guerre des Chevaliers.” This reptile is the aspect of Mercury in its first state and the golden wand is the corporeal sulphur, which is added to it. The solution of the sulphur, or, in other words, its absorption by the mercury, has given rise to a great diversity of emblems; but the resulting body, which is homogeneous and perfectly prepared, retains Philosophers’ Mercury as its name and the caduceus as its symbol. It is the first class matter or compound, the vitriolated egg, which requires only gradual cooking in order to be transformed first into red sulphur, then into Elixir, and the third time into the universal Medicine. ‘In our work, the Philosophers affirm, ‘Mercury alone is sufficient.’” Fulcanelli, The Mystery of the Cathedrals: Esoteric Interpretation of the Hermetic Symbols of The Great Work. (p. 82).
Epiphanius preserves 2 verses from it in Panarion, 26. The second one goes: “I saw a tree bearing twelve manner of fruits every year, and he said unto me, This is the tree of life.” Epiphanius meant to represent the menstrual cycle.
 Following Carl Jung’s logic, if Mercury is also the Holy Spirit, then it would make sense that Mercury functions more like the Astral Light of Baphomet, as the Freemason Eliphas Levi discusses—containing the elements of God and the Devil, simultaneously. This is the Rosicrucian Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz. https://hermetic.com/osiris/levibaphomet
 Ethel S. Drower, The secret Adam, 1960, pp.21ff. & The Haran Gawaita and the Baptism of Hibil Ziwa, 1953, pp.39f.: “And he (Adam) ascended the bank of the Wellspring and his glory burst forth over all worlds.”
 “Coiled around the sky’s north pole is the celestial dragon, Draco. It is said that this dragon protected Hesperides’ garden, which had a tree with golden apples. The constellation is made up of 21 main stars and most notably the ‘Zenith’ star. As part of Hercules’ Twelve Labors, the dragon is killed while protecting the golden apples from Hercules. Hera placed him in the sky to always remember his sacrifice.” https://osr.org/constellations/draco/
 Please see Macrobius’ Commentary on the Dream of Scipio and Porphyry’s Cave of Nymphs for more information.
 Please see the following paper for more information on this topic: The Pre-Existence of the Soul in the Book of Wisdom and in the Rabbinical Writings Author(s): Frank Chamberlin Porter Source: The American Journal of Theology, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan., 1908), pp. 53-115 Published by: The University of Chicago Press. https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/3154642.pdf. Also see this article as well: ldysinger.stjohnsem.edu/@books1/Jones_soul/07_whence-soul.htm
 The Norse trickster god Odin used to demand human sacrifice, and Norse pagans would sacrifice people to him by crucifying them to trees. In Norse mythology, Odin crucified himself to descend into hell and learn the secrets of the dead, so human sacrifices were offered up to him in imitation of his own self-sacrifice.
Practicing Gnosis: Ritual, Magic, Theurgy and Liturgy in Nag Hammadi, Manichaean and Other Ancient Literature. Essays in Honor of Birger A. Pearson. Edited by April D. DeConick, Gregory Shaw, and John D. Turner. Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies. Leiden: Brill, 2013.
 “Jesus’s baptism and tests in the desert coincide with his first Saturn-return, marking the mature point of completing his preparation and beginning of his ministry. He requests baptism for redemption for his previous earthly life, having evolved into a higher level of consciousness. His forty days and nights of ‘Temptation’ and fasting in the hellish desert reflect the Jews’ forty years of painful wanderings in the wilderness. There he forces himself into a severe hardship within Saturn’s realm of wilderness; he defeats Satan’s – lower Saturn’s – earthly rule and achieves a higher Saturnine mastership of all physical and spiritual forces.” https://www.astro.com/astrology/aa_article151102_e.htm
 Kyle Fraser, in his paper, Zosimos of Panapolis and the Book of Enoch: Alchemy as Forbidden Knowledge, writes, “The Greek word for ‘baptize’, baptizein and its cognates, is connected, etymologically and conceptually, to the alchemic terms baphê and katabaphê which I translate as ‘tincture’.” This is one of the sources of Baphomet etymological origins. As we will see, the “Baptism of Wisdom” eventually was warped into something completely different by the Medieval period—or perhaps was originally that way all along. While Baphomet does connect to the Gnostic goddess of wisdom, Sophia, this creature also connects more specifically to a demonic archon. Baphomet, as suggested by the inverted pentagram, ultimately represents the the baptism of the initiate into the inferno of matter, as opposed to the true baptism of the Christ, which is the ritual reenactment of one being initiated into the Pleroma, or the Kingdom of God.
This is exactly what authors like Zrinka Stahuljak in Pornographic Archaeology Medicine, Medievalism, and the Invention of the French Nation assert that the worship of Baphomet, in which Hammer-Purgstall identified as the secret behind the Templar-influenced Holy Grail legends as the alchemical, hermaphroditic devil associated with heresy, sodomy, and other abominable sins. Baphomet could very well be associated with the “archon of lust” as mentioned by Epiphanius in his explicit accusations which describe Gnostic rituals in pornographic terms in the Panarion (26: 3.3-5.8). The entire relevant section is too long to be quoted here, however.
 The man and the woman mentioned in the passage were likely Simon Magus and his sorceress concubine, Helena.
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For anyone who is familiar with the multicolored panorama of ancient Gnostic doctrines from different schools and mystery cults, Revelation 12 seems to stand out the most from the Revelation (or Apocalypse) of St. John the Divine. It has the tell-tail signs of being inserted into the main text, since chapter 13 appears to follow chapter 11 without any need for the 12th. Revelation itself follows from a vast tradition of apocalyptic literature. One website goes on to summarize this form of literature, succinctly:
“The Book of Revelation is really an interpretation of earlier apocalyptic prophesies, specifically the Book of Daniel. It was most likely written within a few years after the death of Nero in 68 C.E. The author therefore is not believed to be the author of the Book of John, written three decades later. John speaks of a loving God which is in stark contrast to the vengeful God of Revelation. The author of Revelation was not fluent in Greek and is believed to have been an Aramaic speaking resident of Palestine, possibly a wandering prophet.”
Whoever wrote the rest of Revelation had a very favorable interpretation of the Old Testament and Jewish Christianity and had a lot of ax-grinding against the heretics and the Roman political state. And the author appears to have rejected Paul entirely. The letter to the seven churches that prefaces the actual apocalypse chastises those “who claim to be apostles but are not” and those “who claim to be Jews and are not.” Those were two contested issues about Paul during that era, that is, whether or not he should be considered an apostle and where or not he was actually Jewish. This is some what ironic because the letters of Paul and an apocalypse written by someone who despised him wound up in the same canon of scripture. Even the saying of “the deep things of Satan” of Revelation 2:24 seem to be a direct parody of Paul’s “the deep things of God” per 1 Corinthians 2:10.
The first part of Revelation also condemns eating meat sacrificed to idols and fornication, both practices which the author attributes to a sect call the Nicolaitans, which had a very Gnostic-influenced theology, although the details on their theology differ greatly when comparing the different accounts of the Church Fathers and more shady sources like Psuedo-Tertullian. According to the Church Father, Irenaeus (Against Heresies 1.26.3; 3.10.6), the first “successor” of Simon Magus, was indeed Nicolas of Antioch. The antinomian doctrines taught by the Nicolaitians are in Revelation’s (2:12,15) letter to the church in Pergamos in which Jesus apparently hates with a passion:
“And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword . . . Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.’
Of course, Paul was originally the one who taught it was acceptable for Christians to eat meat that had been sacrificed to idols so long as it didn’t offend another Christian. Paul obviously never condoned fornication, but what the author of Revelation may imply by fornication is Gentile influence upon Jewish Christianity, which would again point to Paul, who also may also be referenced as the “false prophet” per Revelation 13. This corruption or “fornication” can also be paralleled with how the Church Father Epiphanius claimed Marcion seduced a young orthodox virgin, which could be read as a metaphor of Marcion’s corruption of the young Christian Church as claimed by Bart Erhman in Lost Christianities.
The author of Revelation understood Jesus in light of Jewish Messianism. That is, he believed that Jesus, upon his second coming, would fulfill all of the messianic prophecies that he failed to fulfill during his ministry, which included declaring war against the entire world, establish a messianic kingdom and fortify Jewish Christian preeminence over the whole world. Revelation, however, echoes many Gnostic sentiments as well as Egyptian, Babylonian and Zoroastrian concepts and mythology as we will see. While this is in no way a comprehensive review of Revelation, it is a result of drawing some certain parallels I’ve noticed to other Biblical and non-Biblical mythologies, when going through certain parts of the text.
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. The gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
Revelation 12 begins with the Mother archetype characteristic of Wisdom or Sophia so prominent in Gnostic theology who is also pregnant. She is the celestial prototype or counterpart of the Virgin Mary, mother of the son of God. Naturally, the divine Mother can be traced back to the Egyptian Isis and appears many times in Jewish Wisdom literature such as Proverbs and in the the apocrypha such as the Book of Wisdom and the 1 Enoch. In the context of this text, the Woman may very well represent the moon which reflects the light of the sun while ruling the tides that guide the woman’s menstrual cycles. There is also a reference to the Virgo constellation of the Zodiac because of the obvious astrological language used in the divine Mother’s description. In Greek mythology, the pregnant goddess Leto is pursed by the dragon Python. She escapes to an island where she gives birth to Apollo, who later kills the dragon. Nearly every Mediterranean culture had some variant of this type of combat myth, pitting monster against champion. However, from a Gnostic perspective, there is an even deeper significance to this chapter. In the following passage, the element connects with the apocalyptic passage with Gnosticism, specifically the Sethian and Ophite branches is the enthronement of the son, who escapes the monstrous dragon. Another great beast also appears in the next chapter in 13:1 stating:
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”
What is striking about this passage is the similarity of the beast’s description with the snake-faced seven-headed dragon archon and anguipede mentioned in the Apocryphon of John, Iao. The term Iao is also on many magical amulets, especially with the Basilidean astral god, Abrasax from the the Greco-Roman and the Renaissance periods. James M. Robinson in On the Genre of Mark and John, compares Revelation 12 with the various Kingdoms featured in the Sethian Apocalypse of Adam of the Nag Hammadi Library. In particular, he compared the fourth Kingdom passage with the great dragon pursuing the child of the Mother.
The fourth kingdom says of him that he came from a virgin. […] Solomon sought her, he and Phersalo and Sauel and his armies, which had been sent out. Solomon himself sent his army of demons to seek out the virgin. And they did not find the one whom they sought, but the virgin who was given them. It was she whom they fetched. Solomon took her. The virgin became pregnant and gave birth to the child there. She nourished him on a border of the desert. When he had been nourished, he received glory and power from the seed from which he was begotten. And thus he came to the water.
Here, the virgin is pursued by the vilified magician, King Solomon and his army of demonic spirits but the virgin barely escapes their clutches and gives birth to her male child who receives power and glory when he “came to the water” which could be a possible reference to Jesus who receives the power of the Holy Spirit when he is baptized and anointed with the Christ spirit, as an “adopted” (hence the doctrine of Adoptionism) Son of God, as mentioned in Mark 1:9-10. In the Gnostic terminology, “male” is the synonym with “pneumatic” or spiritual, as “female” is synonym with “psychic”. The male child in the Apocalypse of Adam is an obvious reference to the Illuminator, the same great spiritual power that the “the god of the powers” or the Demiurge, asks, “What is the power of this man who is higher than we?” In Revelation 12: 7-9, the defeating and casting down of the dragon, Satan, to earth by the archangel Michael, has a possible parallel in the struggle between the armies of angels and the armies of Solomon over the virgin in the fourth kingdom of Apoc. Adam, and in the battle between Jesus and the beasts in Mark 1:13 and Satan/Devil in the temptation stories. So why in the world is Satan and his hosts of principalities and powers cast down to earth at the end of time? Because as St. Paul puts it in Ephesians 6:12:
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
In other words, Satan and his angels were active in the lower heavens when they crucified the “Lord of Glory” (e.g. Jesus Christ) in 1 Corinthians 2:8. But in the End of Days, Michael, the archangel and his angels will cast the Devil down to earth.
The story of the divine child, who, together with his divine mother, is threatened by an evil power, yet is rescued and finds safety in the wilderness until the evil power is destroyed can very much be interpreted with a Gnostic lens. And naturally, the divine mother and child archetype is one that repeats in almost every ancient culture around the world, beginning with Isis and her son Horus, and possibly before that.The divine Mother, being Sophia, who also gives birth also suggests a connection to Eve, and the divine male child, being Seth, who (with his seed) is caught up to the aeon or put in a holy dwelling place and stays up there for a time, thus overthrowing the powers, i.e. the dragon archon who brought the great flood as mentioned in the Gospel of the Egyptians. And at the end, a voice or Logos, i.e. Seth, announces the arrival of final salvation much like the divine call of Revelation 12: 10-12.
Revelation 12 could also reflect the activity of Sophia who becomes pregnant with her passions, from which appears the Archon, i.e. the dragon/lion-headed hybrid mutant Ialdabaoth. As seen in On the Origin of the World, the dragon, Ialdaboath and his fellow archons pursue Epinoia or Eve-Zoe, but she becomes an eagle on the tree of Gnosis (like the Savior Jesus in the Apocryphon of John) and in another account, Eve-Zoe transforms into a tree, thus eluding the pursing lustful Archons. The primeval couple is kicked out of paradise, but produces Seth and his seed where they are taken to the ethereal wilderness, after which the Archons bring the flood, a belligerent act of war against the Gnostic offspring of Eve, which parallels Revelation 12:15-16, where it states:
Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
The woman who is pursued by the dragon, sprouts eagle’s wings, which has parallels in the bird of Kingdom 2:
And a bird came, took the child who was born, and brought him onto a high mountain. And he was nourished by the bird of heaven. An angel came forth there. He said to him “Arise! God has given glory to you.” He received glory and strength. And thus he came to the water.
Another parallel is with the descending dove featured in Mark 1:10 and the apocryphal Gospel of the Hebrews where the child is lifted to Mount Tabor. This entire basic mythological structure between Revelation 12 and the Apocalypse of Adam, can also be applied to the Gospel account in Matthew of Jesus’ birth to Mary and their flight to Egypt from Herod. This pattern can also be seen in certain aspects of the Isis-Osiris-Horus cycle as well as stories of Zeus and his mother Rhea Silvia hiding him from his blood-thirsty father Titan Kronos, Perseus and Danae, and Jason and Diomede. Ancient Greek harpies were also said to be the winged female agents (sometimes depicted with talons) of Zeus that snatched away people who would dare reveal the secrets of the Olympian gods.
The idea of a woman with eagle wings also appears in Native American and Aztec legends as the Bird Goddesses, Ix Chel and Itzpapalotl. The symbol of the Eagle was also associated with the soaring spirit over the mundane and base material concerns. It also represented a state of grace achieved through a series of initiations to receive personal, spiritual power through the essence of Shamanic Eagle medicine. There are also strong parallels with Revelation 12 and even the rest of Revelation with the final segment of the Gnostic On the Origin of the World. The woman clothed with the sun is no longer the victimized divine Mother in distress, trying to elude the wrath of the evil powers but is now the one engaged in the pursing against them!
The stars of the sky will cancel their circuits. And a great clap of thunder will come out of a great force that is above all the forces of chaos, where the firmament of the woman is situated. Having created the first product, she will put away the wise fire of intelligence and clothe herself with witless wrath. Then she will pursue the gods of chaos, whom she created along with the prime parent. She will cast them down into the abyss. They will be obliterated because of their wickedness. For they will come to be like volcanoes and consume one another until they perish at the hand of the prime parent. When he has destroyed them, he will turn against himself and destroy himself until he ceases to exist.
The Simonian text, Concept of Our Great Power also has many strong apocalyptic undertones spread throughout. It even has an Anti-Christ/Beast figure.
Then when the times were completed, then wickedness arose mightily even until the final end of the Logos. Then the archon of the western regions arose, and from the East he will perform a work, and he will instruct men in his wickedness. And he wants to nullify all teaching, the words of true wisdom, while loving the lying wisdom. For he attacked the old, wishing to introduce wickedness and to put on dignity. He was incapable, because the defilement of his garments is great. Then he became angry. He appeared and desired to go up and to pass up to that place. Then the appointed time came and drew near. And he changed the commands.
Then the time came until the child had grown up. When he had come to his maturity, then the archons sent the imitator to that man in order that they might know our great Power. And they were expecting from him that he would perform for them a sign. And he bore great signs. And he reigned over the whole earth and all those who are under heaven. He placed his throne upon the end of the earth, for “I shall make you god of the world”. He will perform signs and wonders. Then they will turn from me, and they will go astray.
So, the archons finally go to war at the end of the “Logos” – “… when the times were completed, then wickedness arose mightily even until the final end of the Logos.” Compare this to Revelation 12:7, when again, Michael wages a war against Satan, who is depicted as a chaos dragon, much like Tiamat of the Mesopotamian religions.
And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, 8 and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
It is also interesting to note the same dragon beast that pursues the divine mother is also rode upon the Whore of Babylon of Revelation 17 and 18 or the “Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth”, which could be interpreted as the the barbarous “Achamoth”, the name of the “fallen” form of Sophia. Sophia who fled to the “wilderness” (which could also be interpreted as the primeval fall from the Pleroma into the material chaos and the subsequent abortion of her monstrous “child of chaos”) is also called “Echamoth” according to the Gospel of Philip:
Echamoth is one thing and Echmoth, another. Echamoth is Wisdom simply, but Echmoth is the Wisdom of death, which is the one who knows death, which is called “the little Wisdom”.
Another curious passage from Revelation 17: 9 tells us that Whore of Babylon sat on seven heads, which could be a reference to the seven rulers who rule over the seven heavens that is listed in the Apocryphon of John.
And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sat.
It also shares ideas of Proverbs 9:1, where it states Wisdom was said to have built a house for herself, and to have set up “seven pillars” a possible reference to the Hebdomad, or the Hellenistic seven heavens or the seven celestial planets or powers of the Apoc. John. This might be a stretch but one can easily see how the “seven heads” and “mountains” could connect to Gnostic cosmology. The fate of the wanton prostitute isn’t a pretty one as she falls prey to her own wiles and is ultimately destroyed by divine fire by the God of judgement and wrath per Revelation. 18:4-8:
‘Come out of her, my people,’ so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues; for her sins are piled up to heaven, and God has remembered her crimes. Give back to her as she has given; pay her back double for what she has done. Pour her a double portion from her own cup. Give her as much torment and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. In her heart she boasts, ‘I sit enthroned as queen. I am not a widow; I will never mourn.’ Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.
The Freemasonic scholar Manly P. Hall in the Secret Teachings of All Ages, claims the whore of Babylon is basically a degenerated and vilified version of the “divine mother” archetype when he writes (p. 188):
Here also is introduced a symbolic figure, termed “the harlot of Babylon, “which is described as a woman seated upon a scarlet-colored beast having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet and bedecked with gold, precious st Here also is introduced a symbolic figure, termed “the harlot of Babylon, “which is described as a woman seated upon a scarlet-colored beast having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scones, and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations. This figure may be an effort (probably interpolated) to vilify Cybele, or Artemis, the Great Mother goddess of antiquity. Because the pagans venerated the Mater Deorum through symbols appropriate to the feminine generative principle they were accused by the early Christians of worshiping a courtesan. As nearly all the ancient Mysteries included a test of the neophyte’s moral character, the temptress (the animal soul) is here portrayed as a pagan goddess.
The Whore of Babylon also fits very well with the dark crone mother figure of Lilith of Kabbalistic lore as well. The Greek Titan Saturn-Kronos (in the guise of the “Son of Man,”) also makes an appearance in the Revelation 14: 14-16, when it states:
14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle.15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, “Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” 16 So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.
Behind the Roman Saturn is the Greek Kronos, naturally. And behind those two is the Phoenician El, a name familiar with and associated with YHWH, the god of Israel. The “Son of Man” or Jesus Christ takes on this role of the reaper of souls at the apocalypse. This Son of Man figure also appears much earlier in the Book of 1 Enoch as well. The rest of Revelation also owes a lot of its inspiration from Enochian literature as well. An entire dissertation could be done on this subject alone!
“And they shall be terrified, and they shall be downcast of countenance, and pain shall seize them, when they see that Son of Man Sitting on the throne of his glory. And the kings and the mighty and all who possess the earth shall bless and glorify and extol him who rules over all, who was hidden…” – 1 Enoch 62:5-6 “And all the kings and the mighty and the exalted and those who rule the earth shall fall down before him on their faces, and worship and set their hope upon that Son of Man, and petition him and supplicate for mercy at his hands… And He will deliver them to the angels for punishment, To execute vengeance on them because they have oppressed His children and His elect. And they shall be a spectacle for the righteous and for His elect: They shall rejoice over them, Because the wrath of the Lord of Spirits resteth upon them, And His sword is drunk with their blood.” – 1 Enoch 62:9-12
So here, we have Enoch refer to the sword of wrath that the Son of Man will wield on His Father’s behalf. Among the many times that Jesus spoke of the Son of Man, He was likely using this term to identify Himself or with another celestial figure in the Son of Man spoken of in 1 Enoch and Daniel. This is especially evident in the following Scriptures:
“For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.” – Matthew 16:27 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.” – Matthew 25:31
Kronos isn’t the only Greek deity to appear in Revelation. We also see the solar deity Apollo appear as an inverted archetype of the Angel of Destruction, Apollyon who is the chief ruler of an army of locust demons in Revelation 9:8-11:
The appearance of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle; and on their heads appeared to be crowns like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. They had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like the teeth of lions. They had breastplates like breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots, of many horses rushing to battle. They have tails like scorpions, and stings; and in their tails is their power to hurt men for five months.They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.
It’s rather interesting that the Revelation author would choose to make Kronos be the good guy (through the Son of Man) while invert the beauty, order and goodness of Apollo into an angel of the bottomless pit. Though Apollo was known as a god of prophecy, law and purification, in his earliest accounts, he could place plagues on mankind as well as cure them. This occurs in Homer’s IIliad, when Apollo creates a nine-day deadly plague on the Achaean army and their cattle.
The description given to Apolloyon’s army of locust demons sounds eerily similar to that of the legendary creature of Persia, the Manticore (the “maneater”). This predatory monster is said to be mutated mixture of a man’s face with a lion’s face and body, along with a scorpion’s tail and bat wings. James Davila in Melchizedek, Michael, and the War in Heaven, writes about the YHWH’s connection with the Archangel Michael from Revelation:
The origins of this reflex of the myth are extremely ancient. An Ugaritic text (CTA 5.1.1-5) alludes to a battle in which the god Baal defeated LTN, clearly the same creature as the monster Leviathan in the Hebrew Bible and later literature. In the restoration period or later, the apocalyptic section of the book of Isaiah (chs. 24-27) refers to the same myth–in almost the same words, but the battle is projected into the eschatological Endzeit and has Yahweh as the protagonist (Isa 27:1). This eschatological form of the tradition is developed further in Revelation, first by the replacement of Yahweh by Michael, and second by the use of the more generic term “dragon” (DRA/KWN) instead of the name Leviathan. As Richard Bauckham has noted, the picture of the dragon is significantly developed by its identification (perhaps by way of Isa 27:1) with the serpent of Genesis 3 and then, by extension, with the devil or Satan.
This Satan dragon serpent archetype can actually be traced back to the Egyptian “Lord of Chaos” Apep, who is depicted as a serpent, the embodiment of chaos and the enemy of the light and order of Ra, Ma’at and Thoth. Thoth or Tautus was nothing more then the title of an educated linguist and secret society member, who claimed himself to be the embodiment of the Egyptian Logos. Ra, as well as Horus, are also portrayed as often struggling against the darkness and chaos of this serpent, much like how Michael struggles against the Serpent and Dragon, Satan. One can see how this chaos myth repeats itself over and over again, traced back to the Egyptian religion which precedes Christianity and Judaism by thousands of years!
The war in heaven motif can also be traced to the Titanomacy which can be found in Homer’s Illiad where Hephaestus was cast down from the heavenly threshold by Zeus. Hesiod’s Theogony also recounts that the gods, after defeating the Titans, hurled them down to Tartarus, beneath Hades for their rebellion. Finally, according to Patristic literature, the arch-heretic Cerinthus is often associated with Revelation. The Latin Church Father Tertullian in Against Marcion 3.13, understands Babylon as the city of Rome:
…Egypt is sometimes understood, in His sense, the whole world as being marked out by superstition and a curse. By a similar usage Babylon also in our (St.) John is a figure of the city of Rome, as being like (Babylon) great and proud in royal power, and warring down the saints of God. Now it was in accordance with this style that He called the magi by the name of Samaritans, because (as we have said) they had practised idolatry as did the Samaritans. Moreover, by the phrase before or against the king of Assyria, understand against Herod against whom the magi then opposed themselves, when they refrained from carrying him back word concerning Christ, whom he was seeking to destroy.
Eusebius quotes from a work by Dionysus of Alexandria, bishop of Alexandria, saying that there were many who rejected the Johannine (John) authorship and authority of Revelation, and actually hated the book in Church History (7.25.1-2).
Some indeed of those before our time rejected and altogether impugned the book, examining it chapter by chapter and declaring it to be unintelligible and illogical, and its title false. For they say that it is not John’s, no, nor yet an apocalypse (i.e., an unveiling), since it is veiled by its heavy, thick curtain of its unintelligibility, and that the author of the book was not only not one of the apostles, nor even one of the saints or those belonging to the Church, but Cerinthus, the same who created the sect called ‘Cerinthian’ after him, since he desired to affix to his own forgery a name worthy of credit.
It is worth noting that, according to the good bishop, Dionysius (yes, there were many bishops named after the Greek god of wine), a certain heretic Cerinthus believed in an earthly kingdom of Christ was filled with material pleasures including fornication and great marriage feasts. Here we have only scratched the surface with all the inner workings of Revelation and I suspect there is much more hidden and coded Gnostic parallels and Gemetria (the Assyrian art of assigning numerical values to words) contained in this seemingly “illogical, unintelligible and false” text, like in the city of New Jerusalem that shows up at the end of the apocalypse, which has strong alchemical and Hermetic traits. Gemetria is something I’ve been toying with for a while now and I may pursue it further in my research.