This article will draw on wisdom and thought from a variety of sources, from both the east and the west. While the title would lead one to believe there is little in common between the pair, you are about to discover that they are actually integral parts of each other – and the whole. During the course of this piece, we’ll be consulting eastern mystical texts, Gnostic writings and thought, Hermetic and Hindu philosophy, as well as mythology, most notably of Greek and Roman lore. There are threads that bind these all together and can give us an additional tool of discernment when viewing present and even future events.
To establish a foundation to work from, it is essential one has a basic knowledge of Universal Principles from Hermetic thought. With that in place, we can then begin to explore other avenues which uncover, like an onion, layers upon layers of created beings – essentially, hidden cosmic hierarchies. Universal Principles include:
1) Mentalism – All is mental, everything created originates from the mind of The ALL;
2) Correspondence – As above, so below; the micro affects the macro; as within, so without
3) Vibration – Everything vibrates; nothing remains motionless
4) Polarity – Everything is dual; everything has poles; all truth is but half truth; two sides to every story
5) Rhythm – Everything flows in and out; everything has its tide; kingdoms rise, kingdoms fall; the pendulum swing manifests in everything
6) Cause and Effect - Every cause has an effect, every effect a cause;
7) Gender – Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes.
WHO IS “GOD”?
Put that aside for a moment and let’s establish the parameters for a cosmic hierarchy based on Gnostic thought. Key to their belief was an entity known as Sophia, who it was said was the the creator or mother of a being they called Yaldaboath, who they further claimed was the Hebrew war god Yahweh/Jevovah. In their cosmology, the very core of the omniverse – which has been called First Cause, Primal Source or Infinite Being – is known as The ORIGINATOR. IT awoke and desired to explore Itself in an infinite number of ways and to facilitate these “creator dreams”, IT manifested a group of entities who they referred to as The GENERATORS. These newly-created beings were tasked with organizing the will of Divine Creator, armed with the blueprint of creation, and in turn created another group of very powerful beings known as The AEONS. According to the Gnostics, the greatest of these was called Sophia, an enigmatic being who was trapped in the earth by her own offspring, clearly displaying an ideological tie with Greek and Roman cosmology. In their version it is Gaia in that role and there are many today who use the names interchangeably.
The next created group in order are known as The ARCHONS and it is within this category falls the creator gods, ranging from El to Shiva, Yahweh to Odin. Each civilization had/has its own unique god(s) with specific abilities and knowledge. All gods from each religion are essentially Archons, created by a more advanced entity than themselves. They have no past and their entire existence is closely linked to cosmic cycles within this 3D reality. A further point of interest is that the Gnostics believed that kundalini was the only defense against the lies and deceptions of these Archons.
A quick review of the Roman version of the gods will complete the foundation we’ve built on and it is here that we can begin to look at a much larger picture. In the process, you’ll quickly see the enormous role cosmic cycles play in the unfolding of a Divine Plan, with stages that clearly display one dominant religious belief among the most powerful nation, at any given time. Also clearly evident is that there have always been conflicting religious belief systems that often became the victims of God’s “love” at the point of a sword. My point is that each religion, no matter the source, has risen largely because it had the powerful backing of and control over either the government or the military… or both.
ORDER FROM CHAOS
The Romans believed that all things in this reality was formed by the great god Chaos, described by them as a “formless void”. Its first creation was Gaia, who in turn created – and then married – Uranus and they had many children. They were said to have created powerful beings like the Furies and The Titans, until she became weary of having to bear so many children. She appealed to Uranus but it fell on deaf ears and her son Saturn stepped forward to assist. Using his sickle, he emasculated Uranus and then deposed him. He ruled as king of the gods for what was considered a golden age before being deposed himself by his own son Jupiter. One variation of this myth contends that Saturn, sometimes called Old Father Time, traded one of his eyes for the gift of memory, in much the same way Odin obtained his special power. In any event, this is an important point to keep in mind.
There are a few very fascinating insights within this belief system that are often over looked. In the story, Saturn is deposed by three of his sons, each representing – or specializing in – a particular element:
JUPITER – AIR
NEPTUNE – WATER
PLUTO – DEATH
The reason that Saturn, the god of time, was deposed is because these three elements were the only ones that time cannot defeat. This does confirm that even these “high gods” had limitations. Known to the Greeks as Chronos, I would place him as as type of cosmic “foreman”, who oversees specific aspects of creation as they pertain to time. For at least an age, he was needed to propel this reality in a specific direction before fading into the sunset. Just as an aside, Piers Anthony penned an incredibly fascinating collection of books which he entitled his “Incarnations of Immortality Series” that really opened my mind and stoked a lasting interest. The story involving Chronos, called Bearing An Hourglass, depicts this god living a timeline in reverse order, ending each incarnation as an infant. For the record, I would highly recommend this collection.
Of further note, the planet Saturn itself has a number of oddities, including dozens of moons, many named after the Titans, children of Saturn. What is even more interesting however, are the strange formations at both the north and south poles. At the north pole, we have an incredible and highly unusual hexagon, with storms blowing around it in a counter-clockwise manner. On the south pole, and just as enigmatic, is another oddity that resembles an eye. Taken separately, they could easily be overlooked as mere anomalies but together, on the same planet, at opposite poles is highly unusual, you will admit. Not to mention Saturn’s famed rings, on tip of that.
For further clarity and to confirm the importance, a quick exploration of Hindu cosmology is essential, as it pertains to cosmic rhythm and cycles. As you may well know, the core is based on a sacred trinity of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. Each represented and ruled certain “ages” of time in an endless cycle of birth, sustainment and then death, resulting in re-birth and beginning of another cycle.
In the west, many have been programmed to believe that only certain gods are accepted as “real”, and others not associated with their brand of religion are either imaginary or demonic. What we see on a world stage today is a clash of these belief systems, and by extension a clash of these gods. The Principle of Correspondence tells us that an action on one plane will have an effect on a lower-vibrating plane… and vice versa. In terms of percentages, it is obvious to anybody who is reasonably informed that there are presently four main groups holding the largest number of adherents. The first three will be of little surprise to most – Christianity/Catholicism, Islam and Hinduism. The fourth largest group, that seems to be growing steadily in popularity and numbers, is atheism. This group, with its unique energy, has only become prominent in the last few decades but has made an enormous impact energetically. They are literally helping to change the direction of our present timeline by often exposing the status quo with the use of facts and evidence. Both George Carlin and Bill Hicks were confirmed atheists and yet I regard them as being very spiritually aware. The mindset and inherent programming of religions has established energy aimed in a specific direction – towards their own “end times scenario” – with their own version/religion overcoming all others and reigning supreme with their deity(ies). With the advent of open atheism and even agnosticism, many drew away from their religion in search of answers. These actions weaken not only the possibility of fulfillment in that timeline but also another, hidden component.
There is a specialized branch of magick that deals with construction of created beings. The Buddhists call them “tulpas”, while most of us are more familiar with the terms servitors, constructs or egregores. Whenever a group of people gather together, a type of energetic being is believed to be created. The Bible, of all sources, provides perhaps one of the better examples for confirmation, if one looks a bit deeper into the magical/energetic component in Jesus’ words in Matthew 18:20:
“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there will I be also.”
With willed intent, a magician can create a servitor. On the other end of the spectrum, an egregore is formed without willed intent by any group who gathers regularly with a common purpose… although it can be initiated by one who has sufficient wisdom. As it relates to this article, it is imperative to understand that every belief system has its own unique egregore. In the case of the top three religions of the world, they have had many centuries to form and alter, as each new generation added more detail to the egregore as they refined their own mythology. What some do believe is that the unthinkable has taken place…. and this holds enormous significance.
It has often been said that while the gods created man, it is equally true that man created the gods. One look at even the variations within Greek and Roman mythology, one can plainly see changes have taken place since its beginning. The “unthinkable” was posited by my friend Tom, over at montalk.net and it makes considerable sense. In a nutshell, he believes that some of these creator gods, but especially the one known as Yahweh, have taken over the created thoughtform of themselves – the energetic entity created by the thought energy of its adherents. An easy comparison is coming into this incarnation believing that our body is the “real” us, and not the soul spark inside. All of the energy expended by followers of that god, as numerous versions, opinions and interpretations added more detail. So, it took this on like a new set of clothes, essentially becoming the egregore.
LAYING OUT THE PIECES
While history is most often written by the victor, and therefor can be reasonably assumed to be biased, we can still recognize cosmic rhythm at work. In recorded history, in the west, we see the rise of a nation or group, along with its associated belief system and individual gods. For a time, they reign supreme until the pendulum begins to swing in the opposite direction and the kingdom falls into ruin as a foot note in history. Each new cycle, where one group rises to prominence is accompanied by its gods. So not only is the nation growing in strength, but the gods of that nation are as well. The question must be, then: What happens to those gods and their egregores who are defeated? Asking and answering that question is the crux of this article.
The actual egregore of a god, made by their followers, can deteriorate over time, if not fed sufficient energy. while others can remain in “meme space” for centuries and can be awakened by a new group who knows the activation code and whose core purpose is contained within the construct. As for the gods, they are created beings who continue to exist, sometimes changing face or name, other times remaining in the background.
As for our present age, many contend that those religions stemming from the Egyptians, Phoenicians, Sumerians and Chaldeans are honoring those gods…. and not Yahweh and Allah. In Roman mythology, we have the universal mind called Chaos, from which all life sprang, while the Gnostics referred to this intelligence as the Demiurge and were convinced it had been corrupted. Jim Self, alchemist and channel, provides a further point of enormous interest, based on his insight. He states that this universal mind – the cosmic architect of our 3D reality – began to use its own light/energy to create, instead of using the Divine Creator’s energy. With the source finite, the created gods set up a type of feedback loop of energy from their adherents, which helped to both strengthen and sustain them. With no infusion of Source energy, the energy became contaminated, as described in the Bible in Genesis 6:5:
“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.“
This certainly does seem to indicate that “God” was being affected directly by the actions of his “children” and not in a positive way. Add to that at least two other occasions where “God” refers to Itself in the plural, both in Genesis 1:26 and 11:6, clearly displaying that It is talking to other beings that are just like It. The point is that there are many entities which comprise the “creator gods” and each are effected by the energy exerted by their respective followers. Proof of this interaction and the actual corruption can be seen in historical events like the Crusades and The Inquisition, where interpretation of “scripture” resulted in a belief that it was Christ-like to actually torture people to death. For anybody reasonably acquainted with the teachings of that entity known as Jesus, violence was not an acceptable form of spiritual expression. How could the church twist his teachings so beyond our recognition as to justify torture and genocide unless…. their real “direction” or guidance was being supplied by another god entirely.
It is believed by some that our modern-day versions of Judaism and its offshoots secretly worship Saturn, the god of time in Roman mythology, as their true God.
To some, that may sound outrageous so all I can do is provide a few variables here that will at least give you pause, before dismissing this idea out of hand. I am not pushing any of this – on anybody – as “the truth”. If it annoys you to read this, stop reading it. Hopefully, you’ll stick around, though, for a few more minutes while I detail some facts you may find of interest.
One of my favorite series of movies starred Christopher Lambert in the very popular Highlander role. What we can understand about his existence provides an excellent comparison for your initial consideration. His life follows a pattern of living, pretending to grow old and die, only to move away and start another life with a new identity. Additionally, the hierarchy of any large company changes over time, with specific individuals as the face or representative, who do the bidding of those a level higher on the company ladder. Similarly with governments, the faces we see on the news and in the public eye are only the sales people or representatives of invisible groups of men and women, who work far from public scrutiny. If organizations can be secretive enough to ensure the employees remain unaware of the true agenda of its owners, it stands to reason that the religions most prevalent today may also exercise a similar model? Yahweh and Allah may well be only the “front men” of much darker and more powerful entities.
The Urantia Book is a comprehensive text that details the true complexity of the maintenance and administration requirements to ensure a given reality proceeds on its path to fulfilling its unique role within a greater Divine Plan. While there are large parts of it that I find hard to accept, it outlines a hierarchy of entities and their duties, all leading back to a planetary prince called Michael, claiming him as the Son of God.. The point here is that western religions have a simplistic and unrealistic view of how the universe truly operates, imagining their god, reaching down with a big hand directing all events. In reality, there are numerous creator gods who are necessary for the continued maintenance and administration of this earth and its present timeline.
There are two associated symbols with Saturn that are quite noticeable in the Abrahamic religions. One symbol known as the “Magic Square”, is seen in the Kaaba Stone of Mecca, while some contend that the original version of the 6 pointed star – a hexagram – was associated with Saturn worship.
Consider also the naming of the moons around Saturn and the inclusion of Saturn as one of a series of rockets named after gods. NASA has been aware of the oddities of the planet for a long time, as well as its orbiting Titans. Is it possible they know much more about this mysterious planet than what they have stated publicly?
Although hardly conclusive proof, we must also take into account the fact that each of the Abrahamic religions contains pagan elements and rituals. These have been cleverly packaged and resold but any objective student of history recognizes them for what they truly are – pagan rituals, some having been used for centuries before being “adopted” by these religions. Blowing out birthday candles is an activity few homes have not observed. religious or otherwise. It is, at its core, a refined method of Candle Magic. Essentially, the parent is complicit in sending a tacit message to the child that by making a wish and blowing out a candle, they will receive what they wished for. This is hardly consistent with their Christian message and yet it continues unnoticed. The ritual known as Communion is also well-documented as an ancient pagan practice and the list goes on. As I stated, this is not proof that Saturn is the real “manager” of these Abrahamic religions, but it does display an inclusion of practices, beliefs and rituals that may well be honoring another deity entirely than the one being promoted.
To conclude, I submit that there are many layers to this puzzle of determining essentially who is really “in charge” of those religions most prominent today. If we entertain the idea that the creator gods which are most worshiped today are really only the “front men” for more powerful beings, it would indicate that there is a hidden hierarchy. Some contend that Saturn, as Father Time, is the real controlling power of these religions, while others claim it is the Demiruge or Chaos – the Universal Mind.
What is equally clear is that our future is not written in stone and is not the sole domain of any one belief system. There is a mass spiritual awakening taking place where earnest seekers search for answers that religion has failed to provide. Many are becoming aware of inconsistencies, conflicts and outright deceptions that seems to be inherent to these most popular religions. As a result, we see a refreshing new energy of exploration towards living a spiritual life, as opposed to a religious one. This takes enormous energy away from the direction our present timeline is heading and is literally changing our future.