The Top 10 Gnostic Stories of 2010


The Gnostic International Tribunal (GIT) has just released the top Gnostic stories of 2010.  The list ironically begins with the list itself:

10. GIT replaces writer in charge of top Gnostic stories.  Last year, a burnt-out podcaster and hack-writer named Miguel Conner was given the sacred task of the 2009 compilation.  Conner failed, in the judgment of GIT, and thus was sent to a Pleromic Rehabilitation Interim Camp (PRIC).  Conner is once again a dutiful member of the Gnostic community because of the ‘correct’ Gnosis pumped into his simian brain.  However, the higher echelons of GIT have decided to democratically choose this year’s list, not bothering to consult with the psychic and hylic rabble that comprises most of the Gnostic community.

9.  The success of the movie Inception.  This critically acclaimed and box office behemoth delved deep into Philip K. Dick’s postmodern Gnosticism—exploring the inner and outer realities behind mundane reality, deciphering the mystery of human consciousness, and surviving in a world where technology has become a replacement for gods, devils, and even the afterlife.  Although several degrees away from Dick’s Gnostic revelations, Inception should be a shot in the arm for several films based on his novels soon to be released (see below).

8.  The publication of The Levitikon in English.  For the time in history this occult version of The Gospel of John is available in a language other than French.  The Levitikon was brought to light by Bernard-Raymond Fabre-Palaprat, founder of the neo-Knight Templar movement and Johannite Church.  Fabre-Palaprat allegedly discovered this manuscript in 1814 at a second-hand bookstall and later translated it from Koine Greek to French.  Regardless of whether The Levitikon is a rank forgery or a copy of the original good news, this manuscript certainly bestows an intriguing glimpse of the French Gnostic revival of the 19th century that would later influence modern Gnostic religiosity.

7.  The resurrection of The Palm Tree Garden (PTG).  Once the greatest online oasis for all Gnostic speculation, the PTG forum shut down its bubbling springs in 2008.  The rumors are varied for its drying out, although it’s widely accepted the PTG was punished for not paying adequate tithes to GIT.  Yet the PTG returned early this year as a Blog, its contributors the core members of the original forum.  Penetrating, inspirational, and often incendiary articles took Gnostic communities by storm, creating heated debates across cyberspace on such topics as dualism, the authenticity of modern Gnostic churches, and even if there was ever a Gnostic religion in antiquity.  Irrespective of where one stands in their opinion of the PTG, it’s certain that the gates of the Black Iron Prison will shudder even more in 2011.

6.  Philip K. Dick’s Radio Free Albemuth is released as a movie.  Dick’s semiautobiographical novel was published posthumously in 1985.  Dick never released this work because of frustration with his publisher, instead injecting its mystic themes in his exalted Gnostic Valis Trilogy.  Set in an alternative reality where an alien, godlike presence attempts to aid humanity in overthrowing a fascist America and its own godlike ruler, Radio Free Albemuth could soon join the hallowed pantheon of Dick novels adapted to the big screen such as Bladerunner, Total Recall, Minority Report, Paycheck, and several others.  Although not released in America, GIT is working on getting a distributor.  Also look for Dick’s The Adjustment Bureau set to come out in 2011, starring Matt Damon.

5.  The release of David Brakke’s The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual and Diversity in Early Christianity.  Rarely does a book come out that is both august in its scholarship and penetrates deep into the blazing sun that is Classic Gnosticism.  Brakke’s work sets a new course for understanding the ancient heretics, especially the enigmatic Sethians, by keenly deciphering their social, philosophical and theological matrix.  Furthermore, Brakke makes a solid case that Gnosticism and Orthodoxy were never at odds, both complementing and overlapping each other in order to give shape to the early, fluid forms of Christianity.

4.  The Dead Sea Scrolls available online.  Internet giant Google in collaboration with the Israeli Antiquities Authority invested 3.5 million dollars to make the entire collection of these ancient scrolls free on the internet.  Approximately 900 manuscripts of the mysterious Qumran Community will be accessible in clear depiction to scholars and conspiracy occultists across the globe.  Although well over a generation since they were discovered, controversy and lack of obtainability has left much to be learned concerning these apocalyptic Jewish sectarians who may or may not have been the fabled Essenes.  Little evidence connects the Dead Sea Scrolls to Classic Gnosticism; but more analysis of these texts will grant a sharper picture of Greco-Roman era Judaism, as well as perhaps the genesis of Christianity and its heretical branches.

3.  Tau Malachi’s near death accident.  The Bishop of the Ecclesia Pistis Sophia and prolific author was seriously injured in a car wreck on August 8.  He received damage to his lungs, ribs, collar bone and head, remaining on life support and in intensive care for several weeks.  Malachi was able to recover gradually and has actually returned to his post at his church with more passion and energy than ever before.

2The raging accomplishments of GIT, solidifying it as the world’s beacon of Gnostic truths and revelations.  Some of these momentous achievements include the discovery of The Gospel of Mathershalalhashbaz, trademarking the word Gnosis, creating a TSA-type scanner that recognizes Gnostics, lobbying to allow furries in the military, the construction of a Gnostic mega-church near the Vatican, and the public burning of thousands of Kindles storing orthodox scriptures. The future is so bright, GIT’s spokesperson Demi Urge has gotta wear shades!

Of course, the main Gnostic story of 2010 is the same the same as 2009:

1.  A human being had gnosis (even if it was a furry). As Clark Emery wrote, “The awakening of any individual is a cosmic event.” Even if only person on Earth has direct contact with the Godhead, sees through the veils of false reality cast by the god of this world, and does what he or she can to vanquish cosmic ignorance that will always be the greatest event of the year in the Gnostic worldview.

GIT urges that if any individual has an issue with the list content or rankings, please immediately visit the nearest PRIC facility for treatment.  2011 promises to be an even more exiting year for Gnostic occurrences.  But that can only happen if all Gnostics are equal and agree under the standards of GIT.  Individuality and spiritual liberation are important, but there must be a central authority to impede any potential anarchy.

IMPORTANT UPDATE-- Burnt-out podcaster and hack-writer named Miguel Conner attempted to make a public case for his book Voices of Gnosticism making the list, but he was immediately sent back to a PRIC facility.  He will more than likely be given a...

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Teaser for 'What Would The Ministry Of A Gnostic Jesus Look Like?' 01/01/2011

Agent Smith: only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can’t win. It’s pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist?
Neo: Because I choose to.


Topics Discussed:

--How Laurence wrote a ‘Gnostic Q’ through several years of research, almost  creating a uniform Gnostic doctrine.
--A synopsis of a plot that brings a Jesus who expounds the doctrine of gnosis, while defeating the Archons and showing us how we can do it.  Fate can be tricked.
--The process of Laurence went about researching the ancient world that seems as authentic as being there.  Good information on all you budding authors out there.
--Why he included the Passion and Death of the Cosmic Christ, yet in a way never seen before.
--Why is the Gnostic movement so successful in the USA but paltry in Europe (hint—it has to do with a lack of translations of the NHL, a great mystery).
--How he approached the mysterious Five Seals of the Sethians and the Sacraments of the Valentinians.
--Laurence gives a list of Gnostic works that inspired him, many not heard of in the USA.

And much more!!!

Our rebroadcast is Aeon Byte #49-- The Tarot with Lon Milo Duquette, author of The Magick of Aleister Crowley, Enochian Vision Magick & Low Magick.  It's an in depth look at the Tarot Deck that includes its real purpose, real origins and real power. Our guest also discusses his new fiction book about a Gnostic Jesus in a very blasphemous story.
 
Next week we deal with one of the most intriguing, vilified, yet misunderstood aspects of the Divine Feminine Principle.  Perhaps older than the Abrahmic religion, she has been influencing the cosmos in her trickster goddess aspect for thousands of years.  Despised mostly throughout history, she has returned in our modern age as a light-bringer and manifestation of the power of wisdom.  And that is Lilith.  Our guest will be Kelley Hunter, author of Living Lilith.


Don’t forget Aeon Byte’s new book Voices of Gnosticism is now available at Amazon.com and your nearest esoteric bookstore.  It includes a foreword by Andrew Phillip Smith, my drivel, and interviews with 13 of the leading scholars in the world on all things Gnostic, including Bart Ehrman, Elaine Pagels, Karen King, April DeConick, John Turner, Stevan Davies, and Marvin Meyer.  A must if you’re going to damn your soul this holiday season.

There are over 185 past shows of Aeon Byte available at our store. I have interviewed over 60 of the world’s greatest scholars, best-selling authors, religious leaders and veteran mystics, screenwriters and directors, and pop culture icons. It’s a complete menu that might contain the meal that takes you to the next spiritual or philosophical level. It’s the greatest audio resource on the Internet on Gnosticism, the Esoterica, Comparative Religion, the Occult and Freethought.

Each program has a preview you can listen to it before jumping into the abyss of heresy. CD, DVD or USB Port copies in bulk, at less than half the price, can be purchased through our homepage. Bulk digital audio at your resin-stained fingertips can also be purchased at LULU. Downloading in bulk digital format is a fraction of the price.

Donations are always a blessing and could certainly help in elevating the show to higher levels. Any amount is appreciated. Aeon Byte is completely non-profit. All money is invested back in the show and to construct more Pleromic Rehabilitation Centers (PRIC's) around the globe in order that everyone have the same and equal Gnosis.

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Merry Matrix & A Hylic New Year!  For 2011 don't expect miracles but be the miracle!

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Twelfth Entry for Schrodinger's Diary: Near Death Experiences


The Twelth Entry in Schrodinger’s Diary is now available.  Anthony and I are joined by William Murtha, author of 100 Words: Two Hundred Visionaries Share Their Hope for the Future, to discuss near death experiences.  While Anthony explains the science of what happens when we reach the doors of death, Murtha recounts how his near death experience transformed his life and very soul.  Lost in the ocean drowning, Murtha goes into detail how he met his Daemon while crossing into the Shadowlands and the miraculous manner in which he survived.  Not only did he survive, a new path was set for his life that changed him from a successful yet dysfunctional executive to an altruistic esotericist.






This is our ongoing chronicle of Anthony’s Cheating the Ferryman Hypothesis.  Here we are…seemingly trapped in labyrinths of myriad realities, eternally reoccurring and eternally begetting, reincarnated and recycled in a vast universe…but there is hope to escape the Black Iron Prison if we find a way to not board Charon’s boat this one time outside of time…

Our other entries from Schrodinger’s Diary are:

ENTRY 1--What Happens When We Die?
ENTRY 2--Precognition: Remembering the Future.
ENTRY 3--The Daemon or The Lunatic on the Grass
ENTRY 4--The Gnostics:  Lords of Duality
ENTRY 5—Collapsing the Consciousness Wave (with Karl LeMarcs)
ENTRY 6—The Gnosis of Philip K. Dick
ENTRY 7—The Gnosis of Jorge Luis Borges
ENTRY 8---The Gnosis of William Blake
ENTRY 9---The Gnosis of George Gurdjieff (with Andrew Phillip Smith)
ENTRY 10--Tessa Dick & her Daemon
ENTRY 11--Temporal Lobe Epilespsy (with Neil Duffin and Myron Dyal)

All Entries are accessible at anytime at our player in the main page, as well as the latest Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio programs.

If you have your own stories, theories or musings, please visit Anthony’s forum.  He is interested in building his hypothesis with the input of people around the world (and beyond).  And, very wisely, knows that the Gnostics hold one of the most important keys.

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What Would The Ministry Of A Gnostic Jesus Look Like? 01/01/2011


What if there was a novel that depicted the Bible life of the Christ seen through the Gnostic worldview?  A true Gnostic Jesus and how his preaching would have transformed the world instead of almost two thousand years of violence an opression.  A cosmic Messiah that descended through the Heavens in order to awaken all souls of the world instead of barking about sin and The Law?  What if this story used the Nag Hammadi texts as the direct dialog between the Savior and all the characters, utilizing over 1500 Gnostic passages?  What if it showed Jesus and Mary Magdalene as the lower Aeons of Christ and Sophia battling the Demiurge on several planes?  There is one out there long overdue.  We explore this new Gospel that turns Israel and the ancient world upside down in a positive, esoteric way.

Astral Guest--Laurence Caruana, author of Enter Through the Image: The Ancient Image Language of Myth, Art and Dreams and The Hidden Passion-A Novel of the Gnostic Christ Based on the Nag Hammadi Texts.

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Teaser for 'Mythicist Secrets of the Founding Fathers & Enlightenment Philosophers' 12/25/2010

MYTHICIST SECRETS OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS & ENLIGHTENMENT PHILOSOPHERS MAIN


Topics Discussed:

--Evidence pointing that one of the reasons Napoleon conquered Egypt was to search for evidence of the Jesus archetype in order to break the spine Christianity.
--Understanding the great genius of Thomas Paine on all matters theological and philosophical.
--The life and times of Count Volney, the great traveling philosopher and mythicist who graced courts across the world and had the ear of emperors, kings, and several of the Founding Fathers.
--The mythicist leanings of such luminaries as Voltaire and Charles Darwin.
--How the mythicist view, which was growing even within American clergy, was squashed by the persecution of Protestant Orthodoxy.
--Understanding that the mythicist view was not an Enlightenment Age phenomena, but was a notion very much alive during early Christendom, especially with the Gnostics.
--And as always, an overview of the liberating power of mythology!

And much more!!!  Happy Solstice Season, Merry Matrix & a Hylic New Year!  Let us show them a world without sin!

Our rebroadcast will continue with Acharya S./D.M. Murdock, in her interview on Aeon Byte #27, as she discusses a very important savior godman. He was the son of God sent from Heaven as a savior. He performed miracles including raising the dead, healing the blind and casting out evil spirits. He went to Jerusalem, was condemned by Roman authorities, and eventually was assumed back to Heaven after leaving a new dispensation. His name was Jes...no, he was Apollonius of Tyana, one of the most overlooked, prodigious figures of antiquity that might have been the precursor for the Orthodox Messiah.

Next week we take a journey of alternative history, and actually find what the ministry of a Gnostic Jesus might have looked like.  And it’s based on a novel that does just that, drawing directly from the Nag Hammadi Library and other heretical scriptures.  You’ll find a radically different Hey-Sus with a radically different message that might have given us a very different world than this playground of the Demiurge.  But we can dream.  Our astral guest will be Laurence Caruana, author of Enter Through the Image: The Ancient Image Language of Myth, Art and Dreams’ and The Hidden Passion.

Don’t forget Aeon Byte’s new book Voices of Gnosticism is now available at Amazon.com and your nearest esoteric bookstore.  It includes a foreword by Andrew Phillip Smith, my drivel, and interviews with 13 of the leading scholars in the world on all things Gnostic, including Bart Ehrman, Elaine Pagels, Karen King, April DeConick, John Turner, Stevan Davies, and Marvin Meyer.  A must if you’re going to damn your soul this holiday season.

There are over 185 past shows of Aeon Byte available at our store. I have interviewed over 60 of the world’s greatest scholars, best-selling authors, religious leaders and veteran mystics, screenwriters and directors, and pop culture icons. It’s a complete menu that might contain the meal that takes you to the next spiritual or philosophical level. It’s the greatest audio resource on the Internet on Gnosticism, the Esoterica, Comparative Religion, the Occult and Freethought.

Each program has a preview you can listen to it before jumping into the abyss of heresy. CD, DVD or USB Port copies in bulk, at less than half the price, can be purchased through our homepage. Bulk digital audio at your resin-stained fingertips can also be purchased at LULU. Downloading in bulk digital format is a fraction of the price.

Donations are always a blessing and could certainly help in elevating the show to higher levels. Any amount is appreciated. Aeon Byte is completely non-profit. All money is invested back in the show and to start help The Gnostic International Tribunal take over the Internet in the guise of ‘neutrality’.  It will be a fair cyber world…I promise you…trust me…

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Mythicist Secrets of the Founding Fathers & Enlightenment Philosophers 12/25/2010


The Deist views and Secret Society occultism of the more renowned Founding Fathers is well recorded.  Yet new scholarship reveals that several of the primary Founding Fathers leaned heavily towards Mythicism--the notion that Jesus Christ was but the latest Savior God of a long tradition of rising/dying deities reworked by Mystery Religions since the dawn of time.  Beyond the Founding Fathers, evidence also indicates that during revolutionary times Mythicism was accepted by many august Enlightenment philosophers, liberal clergy, visionary scientists, and even some of the most powerful rulers of Europe!  Delving deep into overlooked personal letters, historical data, public proclamations, and recorded interactions, we discover that, as America was given birth and Europe struggled to subdue Orthodox Christianity, a Mysthicist brotherhood thrived whose ideas would influence egalitarian and democratic principles that would shape modern society.

Astral Guest-- Acharya S./D.M. Murdock, author of Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of the Christ, Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection, Suns of God & The Christ Conspiracy.

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Teaser for 'The Holy Grail & The Kabbalah Part 2' 12/18/2010


Topics Discussed:

--The true detailed account of Saunieri and his rise to power, including the secrets he discovered from Secret Societies and Kabbalist magicians, as well as the reality he might have literally been working for Yaldabaoth the entire time.
--The ancient history of Girona that spans tens of thousands of years, and has always been the place where the mystical and occult converge.
--The reasons why the Guardians of the Holy Grail finally decided to let make its location public.
--How the Nazis and ‘El Americano’--a notorious and very powerful businessman we all know--came close finding the world charkra and exploiting it.
--Patrice’s recounting of the initiation and journey into The Portal, and what exactly she experienced that few in history have faced.
--How the experience of The Portal or Holy Grail transformed such luminaries like Salvador Dali and Jean Cocteau including their history-changing art.

And much more!!!

Surprising no one except Packers fans and those of Irish descent, our rebroadcast is Aeon Byte #148--The Holy Grail & The Kabbalah Part 1.  Dan Brown and the other Grail hunters got it all wrong. The Holy Grail was never a cup or a woman, but something both so ordinary and extraordinary most of the world missed it. Its location was never in Southern France (although Sauniere of Rennes-le-Chateau was involved with it), but in a Spanish town called Girona. Although it has been guarded for thousands of years by various groups, from the ancient Phoenicians to the present Kabbalists, hunted down by the early Catholic Church to Hitler himself, it is really no secret all (just ask the Catalonian population in that region!). Today the Holy Grail is available to anyone who wishes to visit Girona and dare a journey into the primordial secrets of the universe through a ritual practiced since the dawn of human civilization.


Next week we deal with more secrets of the Founding Fathers.  We explore their letters, interactions, and statements to excavate not only deep into their Deistic philosophies but also the reality that many of them were likely Mythicists who saw Jesus as just another reincarnation of the dying/rising godman principle.  And that this belief was widespread with many of the great Enlightenment philosophers, as well as many powerful rulers of Europe at the time and even clergy.  You’ll be blow away into astrotheological realms! Our guest will be Acharya S./DM Murdoch, author The Christ Conspiracy, Suns of God, and Who Was Jesus?

Don’t forget Aeon Byte’s new book Voices of Gnosticism is now available at Amazon.com and your nearest esoteric bookstore.  It includes a foreword by Andrew Phillip Smith, my drivel, and interviews with 13 of the leading scholars in the world on all things Gnostic, including Bart Ehrman, Elaine Pagels, Karen King, April DeConick, John Turner, Stevan Davies, and Marvin Meyer.  A must if you’re going to damn your soul this holiday season.

here are over 185 past shows of Aeon Byte available at our store. I have interviewed over 60 of the world’s greatest scholars, best-selling authors, religious leaders and veteran mystics, screenwriters and directors, and pop culture icons. It’s a complete menu that might contain the meal that takes you to the next spiritual or philosophical level. It’s the greatest audio resource on the Internet on Gnosticism, the Esoterica, Comparative Religion, the Occult and Freethought.

Each program has a preview you can listen to it before jumping into the abyss of heresy. CD, DVD or USB Port copies in bulk, at less than half the price, can be purchased through our homepage. Bulk digital audio at your resin-stained fingertips can also be purchased at LULU. Downloading in bulk digital format is a fraction of the price.

Donations are always a blessing and could certainly help in elevating the show to higher levels. Any amount is appreciated. Aeon Byte is completely non-profit. All money is invested back in the show and to start a Gnostic holiday tradition to make money…I mean compete with the other selfish religions.  It will be called Gwansmasnukah.

Please check out my Gnostic articles for Examiner.  Please subscribe and leave little love or death threats.  There is a Gnosticism 101 Section that is second to none, I must almost say.  My latest article is What is the Counterfeit Spirit?.

Merry Matrix & a Hylic New Year!
 
Abraxas


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The Holy Grail and The Kabbalah Part 2 12/18/2010


In our first episode, the relative of Charley Chaplin and a famous artist on her own right, shared her mystic adventures in the Spanish city of Girona, a place Kabbalists and other esoteric groups have guarded an arcane secret for thousands of years.  Dan Brown and the other Grail hunters got it all wrong-- the Holy Grail was never a cup or a woman, but a world chakra, a portal into the other dimensions that can make a human godlike.  Rennes-le-Chateau in Southern France was but a magical antenna to increase its frequency--constructed by the priest Saunieri-- the other one being Girona.  This portal is located at the top of an haunted mountain in between Girona and Rennes-le-chateau.  It has been sought after all throughout history, from the ancient Phoenicians to the Nazis, from Pagan Romans to the Roman Catholic Church.  And some brave individuals have actually traveled through it, finding the powers to change history itself.  Our guest not only recaps her discoveries but relates her tale of undergoing a primordial ritual passed through generations, reaching this world chakra, and accessing its cosmic gifts. 

Astral Guest-- Patrice Chaplin, author of City of Secrets and The Portal.

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What is the Counterfeit Spirit?



One of the most important yet misunderstood concepts for modern Gnostics is that of the Counterfeit Spirit.  I get varied descriptions, ranging from associating it with the dreaded ego to a Homer Simpson imp that magically appears on your shoulder urging you to fake your death in order to skip work.  In reality, the Counterfeit Spirit is far more complex yet kick-in-the-groin identifiable once its metaphysical subtleties are captured.  And like most notions in Gnosticism, it stresses the existential urgency for spiritual transcendence because the human condition is far worse than imagined.

To put it simply but not exactly, the Counterfeit Spirit is the Gnostic equivalent of Original Sin, though instead of paying for the sin of Adam’s disobedience we’re paying for the sin of God’s insecurity, as will be revealed shortly.  Furthermore, the Counterfeit Sprit is far more than just a stain of sin within our inner being—it’s a spreading lagoon of deterministic doom reaching into the very fabric of time and space itself.

In A Dictionary of Gnosticism, Andrew Phillip Smith defines the Counterfeit Spirit without all the bombastic bells and thistles I just spewed:

“In Sethian myth a force which, in the absence of the living spirit, binds humanity to the Archons (Pg. 66).”

In an even plainer definition, Zlatko Plese in Poetics of the Gnostic Universe equates the Counterfeit Spirit with Satan and his monkeyshines (Pg.74).

Both definitions are accurate.  However, they reveal only a fraction of the salvation-castrating phenomenon that is as the Counterfeit Spirit, which in Classic Gnosticism appears solely in the Secret Book of John. This Sethian scripture in large part deals with the resurrected Christ wikileaking to tranny John about what really happened during creation.   To put it bluntly, the Savior explains that Moses was smoking too much manna when he sat down to write Genesis.  Jesus has risen to give the world the real dope.


The Counterfeit Spirit’s adventures begin in Secret Book of John after Jehovah and his thug-angels (also known as the Archons) create Adam in a fool’s paradise known as Eden.  As God breathes animal-life into Adam, his mother Sophia smuggles part of her essence into history’s first dude in order to make him a tool for the powers of light instead of just a tool.  Jehovah and his thug-angels realize at once that Adam now houses the Living Spirit or Divine Spark.  The text seems to indicate Sophia’s essence is located in one of his ribs; but it’s more than likely inside his skull since a man’s brain is the last place anyone would look for something bright.  They also realize this cat is superior to them.  After all, the Divine Spark is nothing less than a shard of the Eternal Realm, basically amounting to the horsepower of infinite goodness.  To understand the magnitude of Adam’s potential, imagine shoving several tons of dilithium crystals up an ant’s (censored by order of the Gnostic International Tribunal).

God and the Archons decide that this is a very delicate situation that requires utmost prudence and wisdom.

So they immediately kick Adam’s ass.

Jehovah and his crew toss Adam down the stairs of the heavens until he reaches the material world.  They dress him in a monkey suit and rob him of his immortality, basically making Adam and his descendants walking Giza pyramids that will entomb yet spread the Divine Spark forever.

One of the Tombraider traps they manufacture is the Counterfeit Spirit.

To the Sethians the Counterfeit Sprit was a clone of the Divine Spark.  Instead of allowing humans to calibrate their consciousness to the Eternal Realm, this soul-parasite hoodwinked them into embracing the material world and its dead ends.  It all becomes a question of whether the human psyche can discern between these two indwelling and competing entities.  As Jesus says in the text:

"The soul, in which the power will become stronger than the Counterfeit Spirit, is strong and it flees from evil and, through the intervention of the incorruptible one, it is saved, and it is taken up to the rest of the Aeons."

But the function of this ectoplasmic femme fatale doesn’t end with temptation.  In the brilliant Tree of Gnosis, Ioan Couliano goes into alarming detail about the celestial wingspan of the Counterfeit Spirit.  He writes that this supernatural Rolex-replica’s hypostasis is:

“…astral genetic information that accompanies every soul coming into the world.  The relation of a person to his or her Counterfeit Spirit determines the result of the soul’s trial after physical death (pg. 103).”

In words that Packers’ fans or those of Irish descent might understand, the Counterfeit Sprit is analogous to an unholy T-virus that infects not only a person’s judgment but his or her life-fate.  The Counterfeit Spirit is the black hole sun of all free-will.  Expanding on this Calvinistic wet dream, Couliano further writes that she is also “…the quintessence of the bonds of astral Fate and at the same time as the most influential factor in determining personal destiny.”

Couliano also states that each person’s Counterfeit Spirit has the similar phantasm ‘appendages’ the Gnostic Sage Basilides wrote about, which are basically “planetary accretions that lure and push the soul toward evil” as well as “hinder the free will of human reason.”

To wit, this ethereal cougar seduces the youthful Zodiac over our lives.  She is both cosmic and instant karma, the reaping we sow in fields of broken dreams and lifelong regrets, the dark side of the moon that swallows us whole each lifetime.  Beyond stupid, stolen metaphors, if she ain’t The Matrix, she’s pretty darn close, Mr. Anderson.

As Jesus tells his cross-dressing disciple in Secret Book of JohnGnosis is the only way to defeat this Bizarro Sophia.  Only few heroic individuals are able to do so.  Now my Counterfeit Spirit destined me to write this drivel, so I wonder if this means the situation can only get worse.

Actually, it does.  She just told me.

The only other Gnostic work where the Counterfeit Spirit makes an appearance is in the Pistis Sophia, a much later gospel influenced by Manichaean anti-astrological polemics.  The anima doppelganger’s role is more elaborate in this scripture, as highlighted in chapters 111-115.  The Counterfeit Spirit is described as a vestment for the Divine Spark, stitched from the finest silks of predestination.  The vestment absorbs all negativity and sin into itself to the point it becomes more like karmic cement shoes.  Thus, upon an individual’s death, it literally weighs down a person’s Divine Spark, dragging it right back into the wheel of birth and rebirth.  The Archons then quickly dress the soul with another Counterfeit Spirit.

Couliano points out that there are two methods proposed in the Pistis Sophia to negate the magnetic pull of the Counterfeit Spirit.  These are constant “baptism, which, like a purifying fire, loosens the seals of the sins with which the soul is burdened and separates her from her Counterfeit Spirit; and the prayer of intercession for the dead.”

In later chapters, the Pistis Sophia goes into elaborate detail regarding the industrial process of the Counterfeit Spirit being enjoined to the Divine Spark.  It’s almost like a heavenly factory where hundreds of thug-angels in an assembly line construct each human’s entire kismet.  The process even gets organic like the doctrine of Original Sin, because a person’s latent material being and Divine Spark are split in two and injected into his or her future parents.  In other words, your mother and father had no choice but to fall in love and ruin each other’s dreams.  Surprising no one except Packers’ fans or those of Irish descent, the Counterfeit Spirit itself ends up in a man’s sperm.  The two halves of a person are melded in the mother’s womb by the labor of 365 Archons (it’s assumed that 364 don’t bother to look at the instructions).

There are certainly hints in this mythology that the Gnostics, as with all early Christians, more than likely believed human life started at conception and that divorce was simply going against a person’s psychic nature.

According to the Pistis Sophia, all creases, prints, and marks inside and on the human body contain an individual’s entire life story.  For example, the wrinkles on your forehead mark exactly how many years your present incarnation will last on Earth, while every time you bully someone on Facebook using a fake profile is probably written on your buttocks (or it could be the hours sitting on a cheap leather chair).  An adept Gnostic might be able to decipher everything about you, every event in your life; yet it’s usually Avenging and Collector Archons who own the almanac to your present mortal existence.  And they are the ones who make sure the bad events hit you at maximum overdrive, just in case Jesus and those meddling Apostles of Light get in the way.

Unless cheap wages have displaced Archons from Heaven to Taiwan, the Counterfeit Spirit is still one of the main ways God confines the Divine Spark to matter.  Like the Agents in The Matrix or the Strangers in Dark City, Jehovah’s thug-angels will do anything in order to keep the status quo and exploiting the Divine Spark.  The ancient Greeks and Romans knew that the gravitational pull of Lady Fate was almost insurmountable; but the Classic Gnostics decided to make the notion of free-will and destiny more complicated than a Michael Bay action scene.

Of course, things could be worse, right?  Just think if we had to deal with a Supreme Being that acts like an alcoholic husband, cosmic amnesia, eternal return without sustainable experience, a universe built like a Haitian neighborhood, a savior who dares us to think independently and nurture our intrinsic divinity, and a religious world where the divine feminine gets as much respect as a Jennifer Lopez movie.

Then we might as well give up and become Packers fans and listen to The Pogues.  So the best approach is…













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Teaser for 'The Myth of Osiris' 12/11/2010


Topics Discussed:

--Taking a Jungian approach to understanding the depth of awareness and acuteness of the ancient Egyptian mindset and intuition.
--Dispelling the misconception that the ancient Egyptian’s were obsessed with death when in reality, perhaps more than any culture, they revered life.
--An overview of the various narratives of Osiris and the Egyptian pantheon, including their creation myths.
--The practical steps in which you yourself can embody Osiris, perhaps the greatest of the Savior Gods and Logos.   
--Understand the genius of Pharaoh Ahkenaten, considered not only history’s first monotheist but history’s first individual.
--How the Classic Gnostic were influenced by ancient Egyptian lore.
--Evidence revealing how the concept of archetypes and synchronicity came from the ancient Egyptian speculation.

And much more!!!


As a complement, our rebroadcast is Aeon Byte #23-- The Egyptian Roots of Christianity & Judaism with Ahmed Osman, author of Christianity: An Ancient Egyptian Religion.  Sigmund Freud wrote a book called Moses and Monotheism, in which he paints Moses as an Egyptian who established the first monotheistic religion revering the god Amun (Amen). It was dismissed and marginalized by most of academia. Yet new scholarship, archeological evidence, and anthropological breakthroughs have suddenly made Papa Freud's allegations not only substantive but perhaps only the tip of the ice berg. More than just the usual parallels, we delve into factual evidence that shows the Egyptian roots of Judaism, Christianity & Islam, perhaps all based on a brief cult of the deposed Pharaoh Akhenaten 3400 year ago that later was resuscitated by the Gnostics and the Essenes of Alexandria.

Next week we have the second part of The Holy Grail & The Kabbalah.  In our first series, the granddaughter of Charley Chaplin, a famous artist on her own, shared her adventures in the Spanish city of Girona, a place Kabbalists and other arcane groups had been guarding a great secrets for thousands of years.  You see, the priest Sauniere of Rennes-le-Chateau, made famous by The Da Vinci Code, really did hold ancient power.  But the power was the discovery of a world chakra nearby, a portal into the other dimensions that could make a human godly.  Rennes-le-Chateau was but an antenna, the other one being Girona.  This portal has been sought after all through history, from the Phoenicians to the Nazis, and some have actually traveled through it.  In our second installment, the author tells of her tale of undergoing a primordial ritual, finding this world chakra, and accessing its cosmic gifts.  Our guest will be Patrice Chaplin, author of City of Secrets and The Portal.

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