As suggested by the title, I have completed Part 2 of my poetic epic and will be sharing it with you, in two forms. First, I’ll be writing up a short background primer for those of you unfamiliar with the characters introduced in Part 1. Secondly, and hopefully better still, you can now listen to my narration of this piece here: http://tindeck.com/users/darkscriptor
There are a host of new characters introduced into part 2 that, when illuminated with relevance and significance, will help unlock some of the underlying messages contained in this piece. At its core, this tale is largely based on Gnostic cosmology and a quick review will prove helpful.
The Gnostics believed in a hierarchy of beings, created by First Cause, Primal Source, Infinite Being, The All…. who wished to experience Itself in every possible way. The direct receivers of Its desire were termed “the Aeons”, who’s job was to set the will of Divine Creator in motion. This realm of existence is pure energy, called the pleroma and is separated by a barrier to all other realms known collectively as the kenoma.
The next in line, in the creation process, were known as the “Emanations”, who were said to be present on all levels of reality, where creation is evolving. With that said…. the Gnostics believed that one Aeon named Sophia, fell through the barrier separating the realms and became trapped in a living planet called earth. She made the mistake of creating an entity – whom the Gnostics called Yaldabaoth – without her sacred pair, and the end result is the darkness and chaos we see playing out on planet earth….. 2,000 years ago and today.
I used those teachings as a basis for this poem, but not to push a single belief on anybody. I have been a student of Gnostic writing for some time and have more than a passing familiarity with it precepts and core beliefs and observations. As a result, I wrote what I knew about. But there’s still more, and this is where it gets really fascinating.
EVOCATION OF THE EGREGORI
This is actually the name of Chapter 3 in this poem and bears some exploring because it ties together some seemingly different threads. I think most spiritually aware people have, at some point, read about the enigmatic Watchers, written about, allegedly, by a being known as Enoch. In those writings, the Watchers are captured and chained, and then forced to watch their offspring being butchered one by one. These children have been termed by some as the egregori. I am aware that some use the term “gregori” to refer to the watchers themselves. All I can say is that this is my tale…lol. Anyway, their souls would be forever imprisoned within the barrier created by the demiurge, where they undergo ensuing incarnations with no knowledge of their origins or potential. If one had a means to “awaken” the souls of the Watchers’ children to their true potential, would they not be a potent force? I thought so too…lol.
Three of these children figure prominently in fragments found among the Dead Sea Scrolls which was entitled The Book Of Giants.
That is the first thing to note… the fragments of this text were found among others that have been shown to be very early copies of some of the Bible’s books. So, this text must have had considerable value and/or veracity to be included in such a trove of texts and cannot be dismissed out of hand. It talks about these children, describing some of their abilities, including being able to access the astral realms at will. Two of Semjaza’s sons, called Ohyah and Ahyah, were legendary warriors. In fact, some have suggested that early Persian lore included Ohyah doing battle with a demon called Leviathon, where he is victorious.A short portion of these fragments describe bad dreams some of them are having and all agree to send their emissary, named Mahway, to see Enoch to interpret these vivions.
THE REAL ACCUSER
It is commonly believed by most in the west, that the “big bad” of the Bible – known as “the accuser” – is named Satan, Lucifer, the devil or something similar. Enter The Book of Jubilees and we have a completely different entity playing the exact role of the “satan”. First, it must be noted that this book is one of the most sacred to Judaism because it marks their history in 7 year increments known as “jubilees”. But also contained within this text is the story of a being named Mastema, who was said to be able to traverse both earth and “heaven” at will. Some have suggested that it was Mastema who actually tried to murder Moses on his way to Egypt, before his wife crudely circumcised their son as appeasement… which apparently worked. Some also suggest that he was the one who slew the first-born of Egypt in that particular myth.
Returning to part 2 is the fearsome rakshasa princess called Surpanakha and her force of warriors. The arbiter teams up with them once again, this time for a daring rescue, where they become trapped in a forgotten realm realm facing an overwhelming army of literal demons. The rakshasa are closely related to the Muslim version of djinns, although there are significant differences.
While the poem may be based largely on Gnostic beliefs, I wish to emphasize that I am not suggesting that it is the only valid perspective. There are many truths. What the Gnostics experimented with and documented, was an ability to both see into and interact within other realities. They believed the archons were enslaving mankind energetically and provided protection strategies for their students, including mantras and mudras, which were rhythmic and simplistic hand gestures. A central component to their training was working directly with kundalini energy. Anybody who has worked with this inner energy knows the effects that can have on one’s spiritual development.
Hope you enjoy the poem – as a work of fiction… http://tindeck.com/users/darkscriptor
Namaste, Nick xxx