The Genesis of Man
Once upon a time man came into being. As a later creation, man arrived in a space that had already been set up for him. Light had been separated from dark, the oceans had been separated from each other and were teeming with life. There was also dry land and many animals (which needed naming). But man only really knew of the garden. This is where he lived with his Creator, who he called God.
God did not want his creation, who we shall call Adam, to be lonely so one day he took a rib from the man when he was sleeping. Out of this rib he created a female version of the man – Eve. This man and woman lived happily in the garden until until one day the woman disobeyed God and enticed the man to do the same. They ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
(all because of one little byte)
God cast the man and the woman out from the garden into the desert of the world where they would be forced to live mortal lives and bear many children, who would help them produce sustenance for them. One of their sons grew vegetables and the other kept meat. God seemed to favor sacrificing one over the other. Cain killed Able. Cain was then cursed to live amongst the primitive people of the world. A third son, Seth, was born and took the place of Adam’s favorite son. All in all, Adam and Eve produced 33 sons and 23 daughters. Sound like a lot? These people still had much of God’s divinity back in those days and lived incredibly long lives, living close to 1,000 years.
Struggle and hardship ensued as man multiplied with woman and they were forced to compete for limited resources with each other in a harsh world. There were briefly great triumphs as the descendants of God attempted to create a better world for themselves. But their creations always seemed to fall apart in time. Some attributed this phenomenon to evil and they wage war against it. They began to pray to God, trying to reach communion with him so that they might receive guidance and power.
(possibly pronounced “yahu” but commonly known as Yahweh)
I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me, and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. – Exodus 20:1-6
This God has been worshiped by the main religions of the West for thousands of years. The “Jews” believe that the importance of Genesis is the heritage linking them to their Creator, which will ensure they will eventually reach the Promised Land.
I attended Catholic mass for most of young life. Although I turned away from Catholicism soon after confirmation, I was heavily influenced by the stories of the Bible. And not only did my ears hear the words, my eyes took in all of the incredible images of bearded Jesus bleeding up on the cross, the saints with the halos around their heads memorialized in stained glass, and the stories of the beautiful mother of God.
I saw that although there can be incredible pain and injustice in this world, there is something great in it and beyond it, available to those who know God.
Often demonized, the original Theosophical Society was founded by in 1875 with the following mission:
- First — To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity, without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste, or color.
- Second — To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and Science.
- Third — To investigate the unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in man.
The Genus of Man
(looks like fungi)
The above diagram could imply descent, but it could also just be man’s best estimation at organizing the life around him.
The genus of man is Homo. The Homo sapien is believed by some to be the only Homo left in existence. Man’s close relatives have either been killed off or died off in one of the various calamities.
It appears the genus closest to man is Pan. Chimpanzees are part of this group, but could it be that there is something more to the story?
Pan in Greek religion and mythology, is the companion of the nymphs, god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music. His name originates within the Greek language, from the word paein, meaning “to pasture”. He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat, in the same manner as a faun.. The ancient Greeks also considered Pan to be the god of theatrical criticism. (Wikipedia)
Could this have anything to do with man naming his favorite cooking device a pan? paein also looks a lot like pain. Pan is also bread in Spanish. It could even have something to do with pants. But that’s all just wordplay..
(a fun faun fawning over the princess)
A long time ago, in the underground realm, where there are no lies or pain, there lived a Princess who dreamed of the human world. She dreamed of blue skies, soft breeze, and sunshine. One day, eluding her keepers, the Princess escaped. Once outside, the brightness blinded her and erased every trace of the past from her memory. She forgot who she was and where she came from. Her body suffered cold, sickness, and pain. Eventually, she died. However, her father, the King, always knew that the Princess’ soul would return, perhaps in another body, in another place, at another time. And he would wait for her, until he drew his last breath, until the world stopped turning… – Pan’s Labyrinth
The Polish word for “Lord” is Pan. Corrected by Chris in the comments, Pan means “Mister” in Polish.
The Chinese have a similar story involving Pangu. Out of the formless Chaos he came to create the entire world we know today. After the eighteen thousand years had elapsed, Pangu was laid to rest. His breath became the wind; his voice the thunder; left eye the sun and right eye the moon; his body became the mountains and extremes of the world; his blood formed rivers; his muscles the fertile lands; his facial hair the stars and milky way; his fur the bushes and forests; his bones the valuable minerals; his bone marrows sacred diamonds; his sweat fell as rain; and the fleas on his fur carried by the wind became human beings all over the world. (Wikipedia)
I find the story of Pangu to be a great summation of Pandeism (duh), which concludes that the whole material world is made of God, and that perhaps no God exists above this. Pandeism is usually seen as conflicting with the viewpoint of transcendence, which seems to suggest that the material world is fundamentally flawed and that the nature of God can only be achieved through enlightenment. Panentheism tries to synthesize these viewpoints: a belief system which posits that God exists and interpenetrates every part of nature, and timelessly extends beyond as well.
The Genius of Man
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. – Arthur Schopenhauer
A genius is usually considered to be someone that possesses abilities far outside of the mean of his species. There are various forms of intelligence and intuition and a genius can be limited to a certain set of skills, but the most incredible geniuses have the will and ability to be good at many things without having to focus on just one.
Although women can excel in many of the same area as men, it seems that geniuses are more often than not men.
I do not mean to imply the superiority of men. Not only do men and women have the same average level of intelligence, but there are a whole lot more dumb men than there are dumb women. This brings me to the dense part of this discussion..
It seems that the thicker part of the bell curve has been reproducing at a faster rate than the geniuses (those at least 3 standard deviations away from the mean).
As an aside, I am not surprised that I don’t get many mean comments on my articles even though I deal with very touchy subjects. This means that you, my audience, are a highly sophisticated crowd.
Many have posited that intelligence is largely an inherited characteristic passed from one generation to the next by means of..
The Genes of Man
We are only recently said to have learned about the mechanisms by which inheritable characteristics are transmitted from one generation to the next. But could it could be that certain groups or races have known about this information for quite some time? Maybe some didn’t know the entire biochemistry of it, but they understood the fundamentals of breeding life..
(Dog Backward is God)
If you can do it with dogs, then why not humans? Why not apply this knowledge to the human species so as to create the best breeds of man, right?
Society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind…. Any group of farmers who permitted their best stock not to breed, and let all the increase come from the worst stock, would be treated as fit inmates for an asylum…. Some day we will realize that the prime duty, the inescapable duty of the good citizens of the right type is to leave his or her blood behind him in the world; and that we have no business to permit the perpetuation of citizens of the wrong type. The great problem of civilization is to secure a relative increase of the valuable as compared with the less valuable or noxious elements in the population… The problem cannot be met unless we give full consideration to the immense influence of heredity… – Theodore Roosevelt to Charles B. Davenport, January 3, 1913
We’ve seen many genocides in the 20th century. People of all colors died in large numbers during the 20th century. They continue to do so to this day. This usually involves one race determining that their distant cousins are inhabiting their original homeland and must be exterminated through war or starvation. There are also more “humane” eugenics operations, such as forced sterilization and Planned Parenthood. And yet the population on this planet continues to explode.
Other measures have been considered..
And advanced forms of biological warfare that can “target” specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool. – The Project for a New American Century, Rebuilding America’s Defenses, p. 60
We are “officially” in the middle of Pan-demic.
Angels & Demons
Over the last few thousand years there has been much argument as to the hierarchy of the angels that exist under God. It has often been asserted that humans are somewhere in the middle of this pyramid, with angels being above and demons below.
(ever wonder why angels are seen as white and demons as black?)
These are the spiritual beings that are said to have been created before man. They are often attributed with great powers and knowledge.
The Bible tells that some of these creatures mated with the daughters of man, causing the birth of the Nephilim. This means that even if they are closer to God and comprised of light, they are still physical beings capable of reproduction with the women of earth. This could have caused our descent from grace.
More about the number and nature of angels can be found in Conceptions of God (Wikipedia, of course)
The misconception of 330 million devas is commonly objected by Hindu scholars. The description of 33 koti (10 million, crore in Hindi) devas is a misunderstanding. The word koti in Sanskrit translates to ‘type’ and not ’10 million’. So the actual translation is 33 types and not 330 million devas. Ishvara as a personal form of God is worshiped and not the 33 devas. The concept of 33 devas (gods) is perhaps related to the geometry of the universe.
33 different types of God? 33 different levels of Freemasonry? This might not be so surprising as it seems the Aryans brought the vedas, along with most aspects of the Hindu religion, to India.
And for a moment I lose myself
Wrapped up in the pleasures of the world
I’ve journeyed here and there and back again
Interestingly enough, angels are usually portrayed with the best armor in order to deal out the justice of God. But recently there have been a series of movies that shows angels rebelling against God and fighting amongst each other. Constantine and Legion both feature Gabriel as a force of evil, as an angel that has turned its back upon God and humans. Dogma has the angels Loki and Bartleby dealing out their own justice against humans whilst on a mission to return to heaven. They also kill people for worshiping a golden calf. In their quest to return to grace, they are aided by the devil.
But things get flipped sometimes..
(Le Genie du mal – The Genius of Evil)
The story goes that an angel of incredible beauty and power broke free from the Kingdom of God and established his rule over the worldly realms. Often termed Lucifer, this angel is said to have convinced 1/3 (.33) of the angels in heaven to rebel with him against the remaining 2/3 (.666). In some legends, when Lucifer fell from grace he also forgot his divine origins. Lucifer is often associated with the devil and depicted much like Pan.
Lucifer is also associated with Prometheus, the Titanic brother of Atlas, who stole fire from the Gods and gave it to mortal men. This made him a hero to humans and a bane to the entities that wish to rule over them. For his actions, Zeus sentenced Prometheus to be bound to a cliff and have his liver pecked out by an eagle every day. As retaliation for this act, Zeus removed the means of life from mortals so that they would have to work tirelessly and needlessly to sustain themselves and he also commissioned Hephaestus, the God of technology, to create Pandora out of clay. Pandora was then given as a gift to Epimetheus, the brother of Prometheus. She unknowingly releases a world of sorrow upon humankind through the opening of her jar (or box). Hesiod writes, “From her is the race of women and female kind.”
Prometheus is eventually freed by Heracles, the legendary offspring of Zeus and a mortal woman.
The Genies of Man
The djinn of Islam are seen mainly as malevolent creatures, but genies of today have been seen more sympathetically (think Aladdin or I Dream of..). The genie is a spirit that gets released when a magic lamp is rubbed. There are some deep, sexual undertones tones to this story, but let’s get back to the subject at hand..
The story is that if you summon a genie you can have anything you wish for. The problem is that people often make requests that come with negative consequences. If you say you want to have a million pounds of gold, that gold is necessarily taken from someone else, as that genie is not going to create the gold himself. Some might say karma is a bitch, but others contend that justice needs to be delivered to those that do not use the spirit wisely. How else are people to learn and improve?
In Roman mythology, every place, person, and force had a divine aspect. Any person known to be wielding this power was known as a genius.
(animals have spirit)
In the parallel dimension of the Golden Compass, humans live side-by-side with the physical representations of their souls – their daemons. These daemons take the form of animals that can change shape when their human counterparts are young but become stuck as one form as the human ages. The governmental/scientific/religious body of the day forbade the mention of other dimensions or the “dust” that connects them. In order to further sever humans from their divine origin, the evil faction experiments with an electrical procedure that completely disconnects children from their daemons, an extreme version of electro-shock.
Daemons are thought of as beings that exist somewhere between the world of humans and the realm of the gods. Many of these daemons were believed to actually be beneficial to humans, giving them divine inspiration, knowledge, and other sorts of gifts.
Daemons (DArk Electric Matter Objects) are (presumably) electrically charged elementary Planck black holes (Planck particles) comprising the Dark Matter (DM) of the Universe and galaxies, including our Milky Way.
So daemons could literally be all around us and we would never know.
Ready Set Go
No Good without Evil. No Love without Hate. No Innocence without Lust. I am Darkness. – Legend
Set was the god of darkness, chaos, deserts, storms, and foreign forces in Egyptian mythology. Set is usually represented by an animal and is something of a mysterious god.
Set is the older brother of Osiris who is viewed as a bringer of civilization, a wise king, and husband of his sister Isis. Set killed Osiris and then dismembered him so that he would not regenerate. Osiris goes on to be king of the Underworld where he reigns over deserving souls. Isis conceives Osiris’s son, Horus (sun), out of his corpse. This goes on to set up the dialectic war between the forces of light and darkness that have been passed down to us through the ages.
Set was represented in a scepter, known as a was, that was carried by the pharaohs and gods. The scepter represents control over the power of chaos and the symbol for it looks much like the number 1.
Set is spelled in Greek as Σήθ (or Seth). You could look at the spelling as relating to the One, Eon, Neo, and Enoch. This Egyptian god is also related to Seth, the third son after Cain and Abel, whose direct descendant is Noah, making Seth the father of all mankind.. or at least the race discussed in the Bible.
Although Set was demonized by political factions over the years (think Sith), small groups of individuals kept up the worship of this god, specifically at Avaris. Set’s influence has made its way down through the years into the language of today, even if it is only recognized by those in the correct mindset. In computer science a set is an “abstract data structure that can store certain values, without any particular order, and no repeated values.” (wikipedia) In general, a set is a collection of objects.
Although I was once a lighting designer, I found there to much more creativity and freedom in set design.
The Fibonacci sequence is recursive, meaning that every number builds upon the numbers that came before, and in this case involves adding the two previous numbers. The sequences begins 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21..
This ratio can be found in certain geometrical figures..
Stars within stars within stars. As it goes: as above, so below. This symbol is used to market almost anything under the sun (U.S. Army, Macy’s, Heineken, magic, the devil).
This ratio allows for the perfect sharing of space and can also be found in the life forms of this world..
As well as in the human being..
And also up in the stars..
Many artists have emulated this natural ratio in their artwork. It seems to be a favorite of creation.
I embrace my desire to
feel the rhythm, to feel connected enough to step aside and weep like a widow
to feel inspired to fathom the power, to witness the beauty,
to bathe in the fountain,
to swing on the spiral
to swing on the spiral
to swing on the spiral of our divinity and still be a human.
I and Zero
The spiral of I is in the circle of the Pi. The phollowing is the Greek letter for Phi.
Fie, oh fie upon it! – Hamlet
It turns out that our DNA is a molecule that exhibits three magical ratios: Phi, Pi, and e. This information, and much more, can be found in the work of Dan Winter – The Purpose of DNA. Thanks to a commenter for bringing this work to my attention. Dan Winter does an excellent job explaining the mathematics of life and why these ratios exist as they do. He asserts that when we experience bliss, our hearts create sonic waves that activate DNA, causing it to unfold, and allowing for us to travel through the zero point.
At this point we connect with our divine nature – the source of all life. The God without becomes the God within. Car-dio is literally the chariot of God.
But if the structure of DNA is altered, this essential feature becomes corrupted and incapable of functioning correctly. This may be the fall of man that is discussed in the Bible. It could have been caused by genetic manipulation by alien forces, dietary changes (literally eating the fruit of the wrong tree), or by some other catastrophic event that caused a shake-up in man. But this process of degradation has been continuing through the years by means of mind controlling doctrine, modified food, and the soon-to-be designer babies.
It’s as if a vampiric force has been creating a slave race that can be harvested and used to sustain the life of those who can know long create their own energy. Dan Winters suggest that the Annunaki are responsible for creating the human race and used them to mine the gold of this planet, which they turn into a powder that they use to ignite their spirit. Although this provides them with long life and telepathic ability, they have no individuality as they became addicted to an external source of phire. This is the literal interpretation of buying the stairway to heaven.
We did indeed create the human being and We know what whispers in his soul and We are nearer to him than the jugular vein. Qur’an 50:16
We have been given many warnings as to what happens to those who lack wisdom. One of these stories involves a man who flew too close to the sun and then fell back to earth.
To tell the story of Icarus, I must first begin with King Minos who ruled over Crete. Minos angered Poseidon, one thing led to the next, and his wife ended up impregnated by a bull. This produced the Minotaur. Minos decided to employ the great inventor Daedalus to create a labyrinth in which to hide the monstrosity (mentioned in Tears in Space). Because Daedalus knew of these terrible things, he was imprisoned along with his son Icarus and the bull-man. In order to escape, Daedalus fashioned two pairs of wings for himself and his son. Because of the exhilaration he felt during flight, Icarus did not listen to his father’s warnings and flew too close to the sun, melting the wax of his wings and sending him hurtling back to earth. Some thinkers and historians believe that this is the first recorded usage of sails to catch the wind and soar across the ocean, but I believe the idea is still the same.
The siren sings its song..
In pitch dark i go walking in your landscape.
Broken branches trip me as i speak.
Just ’cause you feel it doesn’t mean its there..
There’s always a siren
Singing you to shipwreck
Radiohead – There There
Some gods demand your worship or else they will cause you great harm and withhold their gifts. Others don’t seem to trouble themselves much with humans, but still cause great destruction to humanity through their tumultuous nature. This leads some people to turn away from the whole realm of “out there” completely and hide in the darkness..
H.P Lovecraft – The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
(You can stand under my umbra-ella)
Carl Jung suggested that the shadow self contains the aspects of ourselves that we do not like very much. Because we cannot come to terms with these parts of ourselves, we repress them and the shadow becomes darker, causing us to dissociate the shadow from ourselves. A person that has not come to terms with the shadow will likely project all the vile things contained in the material out into the world, never understanding the root cause of this “evil” trickster.
One tries to re-connect with the shadow, but it can be difficult. It is hard to admit the terrible things we can sometimes think and feel about creation, especially when it is in regards to our own creative efforts. But Jung also suggests, “in spite of its function as a reservoir for human darkness—or perhaps because of this—the shadow is the seat of creativity.”
The Muse of Light
In Greek mythology, poetry, and literature are the goddesses or spirits who inspire the creation of literature and the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture, that was contained in poetic lyrics and myths. Originally said to be three in number, by the Classical times of the 400s BC, their number had grown and become set at nine goddesses who embody the arts and inspire the creation process with their graces through remembered and improvised song and stage, writing, traditional music, and dance. (Wikipedia)
The muses sometimes appear in mythology both before and after Zeus, leading me to believe there was more than one generation of these beautiful creatures..
(Columbia, Liberty, Mary, and so many other names..)
Philosophy actually means “friends of Sophia,” (thanks Alex) who is a female deity that plays a great role in many schools of religious thought. In Gnosticism, Sophia (Sapienta in Latin) is regarded as the feminine aspect of God who falls from grace and gives birth to a son known as the demiurge. This son goes on to create the material world and places himself as the Creator, never realizing that he had been created by forces greater than himself. Some believe that although this god is not perfect, he still means well and loves his creation despite their imperfections, which are only reflections of himself. It could be that this is what happens when light is filtered through material or encapsulated within it.
(the “Cremation of Care” at Bohemian Grove)
You electrify my life
Let’s conspire to ignite
All the souls that would die just to feel alive
The owl is also representative of wisdom, and a symbol that certain creators of reality have used for quite some time. In Greek mythology, the owl is symbolic of Athena (Minerva for Romans). The myth of Athena recounts that her mother was a Titan known as Metis (wisdom) who was “taken” by Zeus, then becoming pregnant. Zeus decided to swallow Metis whole so that her offspring would not surpass him as a prophecy had foretold. Metis nurtured her child from within Zeus. Athena was born out of the forehead of Zeus fully armed with the gifts of her mother.
Buddhism is non-theistic; Gautama Buddha taught that there was no creator god and believed the more important issue was to bring beings out of suffering to liberation.. the Buddha did teach that some celestial devas believe themselves through delusions to be eternal, omnipotent, omniscient and the creator of all that is.. (wikipedia)
It was once a sacred animal, now it’s what’s for dinner.
Yahweh does not like this god: You shall not give any of your children to devote them by fire to Moloch, and so profane the name of your God (Lev. 18:21)
Ka in Egyptian means “life-force” as well as “bull.” Doing the bull dance, feeling the flow.
Zeus, being a polygamist God, took many mates and spread his “divine” seed across the earth. In one instance, Zeus disguised himself as a sacred bull to steal Europa from Phoenicia. Europa then bore the children of Zeus who would go on to populate the continent of Europe. One of these children was King Minos.
The bull has often been demonized, but it still seems to come through as a noble creature. It plays an important role in Hinduism as the animal conduit, Nandi, of the Creator/Destroyer Shiva: When the positive forces, the devas, and the negative forces, the asuras, joined together on a rare occasion to churn the ocean with a mountain to obtain the nectar of immortality they utilized Vasuki, the serpent, as the rope. The devas pulled from one end and the asuras from the other. Vasuki was upset during the process of this churning, and vomited up a poison- Halaahalaa- which became human karma. This “poison” was so dangerous that none of the devas or asuras wanted to go near it. It was extremely sticky and coming into contact with this poison, i.e, human karma, would drag the divinity down to the realms of human suffering and ego. As everyone else ran away, Lord Siva, followed by Nandi, came forward to help as he was the only one who could counteract this deadly poison. Siva took the poison into his hand and drank it, the descent of the poison was in turn stopped at His throat, by His divine consort. Siva is therefore also known as the blue-throated One (Neelakantha) and Vishakantha (the One bearing poison in His throat). Nandi saw some of the poison spill out of Siva’s mouth and immediately drank if off the ground. The devas and asuras watching were shocked and wondered aloud what would happen to Nandi. Lord Siva calmed their fears saying, “Nandi has surrendered into me so completely that he has all my powers and my protection”. (Wikipedia)
Christ is sent to bring the light of Sophia back to the full glory of God. He then sets about rescuing men from the material world through the use of gnosis (know Isis) so that they might safely return to the spirit world. He is sent to do his job with..
The great writer Philip K. Dick once remarked, We appear to be memory coils (DNA carriers capable of experience) in a computer-like thinking system which, although we have correctly recorded and stored thousands of years of experiential information, and each of us possesses somewhat different deposits from all the other life forms, there is a malfunction – a failure – of memory retrieval.
DNA is structured like language, having the equivalent to letters, words, phrases, paragraphs, chapters, and books. Russian DNA Discoveries explains some of these points and also discusses how our DNA (including the parts once termed “junk”) energetically store data and communicate information throughout the body. Language in entangled with our genetic structure, meaning we can re-program DNA through our words and thoughts.
The amazing thing is that there is a force that knows the language of DNA. Using syntax this force is able to correct errors and omissions within the code, allowing us to tell a much better story.
I caught you out there in the fray
What did you want to say
A master piece of DNA
Caught in a flashing ray
Sierra: So you play a lot of characters at once?
Gabriel: Well, a couple. Most people do.
Sierra: But you’re not most people. You created the world. You know all the secret codes.
Gabriel: Like God-mode?
Sierra: Is that what you call it?
Gabriel: That’s when you have all the powers and can’t be killed. It’s actually really boring to play, though.
– From the The Nines.
To the Hindu, for example, God didn’t create the universe, but God became the universe. Then he forgot that he became the universe. Why would God do this? Basically, for entertainment. You create a universe, and that in itself is very exciting. But then what? Should you sit back and watch this universe of yours having all the fun? No, you should have all the fun yourself. To accomplish this, God transformed into the whole universe. God is the Universe, and everything in it. But the universe doesn’t know that because that would ruin the suspense. The universe is God’s great drama, and God is the stage, the actors, and the audience all at once. The title of this epic drama is “The Great Unknown Outcome.” Throw in potent elements like passion, love, hate, good, evil, free will; and who knows what will happen? No one knows, and that is what keeps the universe interesting. But everyone will have a good time. And there is never really any danger, because everyone is really God, and God is really just playing around. – Warren Sharpe
The Vedasara Shivastotram says, “It is you from whom this universe of forms emerges, and it is you within whom it stays. It is you in whom it finally disappears”.
“To restore man, who has been laid low by sin, to the heights of divine glory, the Word of the eternal Father, though containing all things within His immensity, willed to become small. This He did, not by putting aside His greatness, but by taking to Himself our littleness. . . . The humanity of Christ is the way by which we come to the divinity.” Thomas Aquinas
Anytime one performs an act of creation, one must sacrifice a bit of himself into that creation in order to give it life. When I write these articles, I put my time, energy, and lifeforce into the organization of the chaotic material around me. And although I am connected to this material, it is not mine.. it is ours. I am building upon the work of many geniuses that have come before me and I leave these words for the geniuses that will come after me.
Creation is not evil. It just works out better if you bring love and wisdom to it. Be good creators. It is a special gift. You are the stars of this story.
Thanks to my mother, you mean the world to me. And of course thanks to my father. And my brother and sister, cousins, grandparents, close relatives, distant relatives, and friends of all kinds going back (and forward) all the way to the beginning of time. You are quite beautiful when you shine. And even when you don’t!
The new article is almost done. It has taken me in some interesting directions. I promise.. soon!
Now, here is an interesting animation..
Quotes from Alan Watts
Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.
Really, the fundamental, ultimate mystery — the only thing you need to know to understand the deepest metaphysical secrets — is this: that for every outside there is an inside and for every inside there is an outside, and although they are different, they go together.
These are certainly things to consider.
November 24th Update
I am still working on the new article. I honestly think that it will be the most important to date so I do not wish to rush its publication. I have written a good section of it, but will not be able to complete all of the necessary research and writing before I leave for the Thanksgiving holiday. I do not like to keep you all waiting, but one must learn to be patient when dealing with such material.
For now, I will leave you with this mathematical simulation of the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability:
This occurs in nature when two fluids of different velocities meet. It can most often be seen in clouds. Amazing!
Red Ice Radio Interview
Hey everyone, the radio interview I did with Red Ice Creations is now up. You can listen to it here.
Thanks to Henrik for having me on, thanks to all of the great researchers and artists that have inspired me, and thanks to all of the readers out there. Welcome to anyone who has just discovered Star Theory and thanks for stopping by.
Preview for Freeing the Genius
In the next article I will be discussing genius, genus, genies, vegetarianism, pan, vortex physics, DNA, and so much more. I will have it out to you early next week as soon as I can. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the archives.
Today is my birthday. In order to celebrate this occasion with my readers, I have decided to share the original article wherein I first laid out the basic principles of Star Theory. My thinking has changed slightly since then, but the core remains the same. This was first published on 3/5/2008 on OpEdNews (link to original). It has since been edited.
I lay very still. The thought we once had was finally catching hold again.
Birth of a Star
What we call “I” began as tiny vibrations of energy. We began to grow as the cloud of material, which were the lesser energies around us, became incorporated into our orbit and we took mass. We were mainly only plasma way back then.
We had a guidebook that guided our development. And we were nurtured along the way by the loving vibrations surrounding us.
When we were ready to be “born”, we left our mothers. It was a less tranquil, volatile existence, but we burned brightly. We took in more mass, but this time in a much clumsier fashion – through engulfing. We eventually we got the hang of it and were able to consume many different sources of energy.
Eating dense, inefficient sources of energy stops us from burning very brightly. It would actually smolder our inner flame. This was not in vain, though, as this mass provided convenient storage for later consumption- so we could grow even bigger and brighter.
By reaching out into space, we developed a perception and conception of what we call reality. And we were very much in control of it. When we wanted something, it was provided for us. All we had to do was ask in our simple ways.
We can still remember those old days. Our world appeared to us in its true nature: as radiating energy. But somewhere along the line, we seemed to forget this. We forgot that we can change the way we view our reality, and in doing so, create the future.
We were made to feel powerless, insignificant, and ineffectual. At one point, we might have considered ourselves to be separate. But then truth flooded through us in a wave of brilliance.
Our true nature does not become immediately apparent when we only consider our reality within a limited framework.
We might feel very small when we imagine that our sun is only a small star in the midst of an expansive, unfathomably large galaxy full of stars much bigger than our own. And this Milky Way Galaxy is only one galaxy among myriads.
But we can also imagine downward in scale. Our bodies are made up of organs, each of which has a specialized function, intended to support our existence in this realm. Each of these organs is made of tissue, which is a collection of cells working together to produce an effect. We do not usually have to tell them what to do, but they sure tell us when there is a crisis. Each one of these smaller parts is a living microcosm of us!
And below this, our cell has beautifully crafted parts, which are also made of even more parts – all of which are made up purely of energy. When this all works in a cohesive, balanced, and constructive manner, the “I am” begins to materialize as a strong, yet submissive force. This is all us!
The Nature of Light
Through quantum physics, it was shown that an event and its observer are always inherently linked. Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle indicates that if ascertain the exact location of any particle, then we are clueless to its momentum or energy, and vice-versa. This is because “matter” is not made up of divisible and solid parts – as the atom was once viewed. This dualistic nature of energy allows it to manifest in both wave and photon form. Space and time are also connected in this incredible way.
But yet it is still sometimes difficult for us to intellectualize our deep connection to all of this energy around us.
In an effort to make sense of these waves running through our bodies, we began to discriminate. We saw that there is light and dark, on and off, good and bad, life and death, big and small, male and female, and other such opposites. The simple act of labeling something and setting it apart created its opposite in this universe. It is with this act of definition that we destroy the thing’s relation to the whole.
This idea of opposing forces is what allowed for us to develop the concept of the binary system. This, in turn, allowed for the rapid calculation of queries into our true nature. This information can now be processed and digested by us at a rapid speed through the use of light communications.
What we term “visible light” (ROYGBIV) is the spectrum of wavelengths to which we have are attuned – for the time being. We find these colors/energies/wavelengths are also represented in us as chakras. These chakras also manifest themselves in the different types of intelligence, most aptly described by Gardner’s theory of (7) multiple intelligences. The frequencies that we experience influence us greatly. But there are also wavelengths we have been able to access far above and below those that we paint or see in these 3-dimensions. Accessing these non-visible frequencies has provided us with what we have termed “magical” or “psychic” energies.
The energy we are capable of producing and storing is absolutely phenomenal. We are able to transform light into thought and vice-versa. We can then manifest our thoughts and desires into these dimensions, just as we can collect energies from here and incorporate them into our memories. We can also use this energy to illuminate the nature of the universe around us. One of the most apparent examples of this is our voice. With it, we are able to vibrate the space around us in such a way that we are able to reflect upon ourselves.
We had once conceived of this energy that we are part of as Tao, Brahma, Gaia, God, and Allah. There have been many names before and there will be many names after. It is that which connects us. Its manifestations and workings have been most aptly described as karma.
It seems that not only are we the light, but also its reflecting pool. All is one and one is all.
The Death of a Star
Everything goes through cycles. As soon as we are born, we begin to die. Oddly, a part of us has taken to worrying about our “impending doom” instead of rejoicing in the breath of what we call its opposite – life.
Every time we die, our seed of life has been planted. Time does not move in a linear fashion just because that was how we once perceived of it in these dimensions. Our energy is part of the infinite.
Our fate is up to us. If we choose to vibrate at lower energies in this life, we will not shine brilliantly. We need to expand – accepting and reflecting different forms of energy – bathing in wholeness. Only in this way, might we be able to go supernova and reach nirvana like we had always intended.
The Light at the End of the Tunnel
It is you. It is us. The light has always been there, even if we lose sight of it from time to time.
That which we vibrate is echoed back to us into eternity. We are one with the infinite.
We are stars. If we radiate love, we are loved.
Note: Originally published on OpEdNews April 17, 2008 (as Ferdinand). It has been edited and updated.
The Mighty Tree
After three long weeks of work at my new job, I needed a respite from the world of bits and pieces. I was able to find one right outside my door.
I sat silently in the small Los Angeles courtyard, gradually forgetting the challenges and stresses of running a company. I felt the comforting presence of the tree above me, shading me from the heat of the sun and breathing with me in time. The tree let little glimpses of light shine through, while its neighbors reflected the sun with their leaves, creating a dynamic, daytime star field as they swayed in the breeze – telling their ancient story..
Throughout the history of man, trees have played a crucial role in our development. Years ago, they were our shelter, giving us a better perspective from up high and protecting us from predators. We shared this home with many other creatures who also sought a place in which to flourish. But like those other animals, we needed to leave our homes to gather resources, find mates, and exchange goods. Life was simple, but fraught with danger.
And then man learned of fire through some act of nature, God, Prometheus, or Lucifer. He discovered how to contain the flame and then how to create it. using tools. Those with this knowledge held a clear advantage over those left in the dark.
The carriers of the light traveled north to explore the uninhabited lands. The trees became more coniferous, the nights grew long, and the winters became a blistering cold. Trees, preferably in their decaying state, were burned to keep us warm, enabling our inner flame to keep burning. We were safeguarded against the dangers of night stalkers and hypothermia. The flame eventually became a sign of civilization – a gathering point around which a community of humans might form. This is the meaning behind the torch.
Though first made of earth and stone, the household of the human once again became the trees. But this time, the trees were felled and reordered into more suitable shelters. They provided a sufficient barrier against the outside world, giving a sense of safety in a perilous existence.
They soon became our vessels against the sea, opening up new worlds. Man was able to move people and goods in much higher quantities, at much greater speeds, because of the amazing properties of wood. How else could so many people have been shipped to labor in the New World, but for our mastery of trees?
We can look around today and see how integral the tree has been to our way of life. But does our relationship to the tree not go any deeper?
We share the same calendar with trees. Trees mark their solar years in a circular fashion, growing in size every year. We will often blow out the flames of our years on candles stuck into a cake.
Tremendously, most intelligent data structures are in tree form. When organizing family histories, the internet, and knowledge in general, the tree becomes the most appropriate way to diagram the information – unfortunately it is often squashed down into two-dimensions and rendered somewhat useless.
Triumphantly, we are trees. Our toes, feet, and legs are our roots. Our trunks are.. well, our trunks. And our arms, hands and fingers branch out, probing into the world. They allow us to produce, obtain, and consume energy.
We lack the chloroplasts of the tree, which makes us unable to sufficiently synthesize enough energy from the sun without also eating. Like most forms of life, we have melanin to protect our sensitive bodies from the sun’s radiation. With the proper amount of sunlight, the hormone melatonin helps us to be happier, healthier, and more radiant people. Hence Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the ridiculously acronymed “disease” that occurs when a human does not spend enough time outside in the light.
Unlike most trees, we can pull up our roots – our support structures – and re-plant ourselves all over the world. Some people are of hardier strains, with more fully developed brains containing many branches and roots (neurons). These humans are much like the hemp plant, incredibly useful, abhorred by big corporations, and able to flourish in even the harshest of conditions.
Trees have long been the allies of people seeking refuge from tyrants. Robin and his merry men hid in Sherwood Forest. Macbeth was right to worry when ‘Birnam Forest come to Dunsinane,’ as the approaching trees signaled his defeat. The wizard Sarumon could not stand the onslaught of the Ent (tree-herders) angered out of Fanghorn Forest by the destruction of their friends..
Trees are full of power and force..
I wonder – Why do trees have eyes? What would the wind be like if there were no trees to give it life and voice? And will the Cradle drop?
This article was originally published Dec 11, 2008 on OpEdNews and then on NeoPerspectives. In the next few weeks, I will be revising some of my older works. I hope you enjoy..
Youthful Optimism and the Darkening Sky
I know there are many reasons to be pessimistic these days. The world seems to be going to hell and the walls keep closing in. It appears we are being sacrificed as pawns in one gigantic game of chess being played by the same hand. And although it might seem as if we are standing on the edge of an abyss, losing any sign of light, there is much reason to be happy and hopeful.
This world is beautiful. It is a gem in space. There is the sky, which presents us with the magnificent colors of the rainbow every day. It extends into the infinite, passing through our atmosphere, into the solar system, and traveling out through all the galaxies of the universe. Then there is the land, with its massive mountains, deep caverns, scorching deserts, lush forests, and fertile plains. And there are the beautiful waters of this planet, sparkling in their peace and raging in their fury. They hold many mysteries in their depths and beckon us to explore.
All of the realms of this giant sphere are teeming with life. There are creatures of all sorts participating in the cycles of life and death. They exhibit such awesome complexity that one can almost miss their beautiful simplicity. They are all playing the game of energy and evolution, changing in time to meet new demands with incredible innovation.
(so different, but so similar)
One of the most fascinating beings in the Animal Kingdom is the human. The human is an advanced ape that has used complex communication, imagination, and compassion to become one of the most successful life forms on the planet. It has taken nest building and the gathering of resources to incredible heights of complexity to better provide for itself and its community. And in that communal setting, the human has been able to evolve by leaps and bounds. Ideas are shared, wrongs righted, and a sense of worth developed through the coming together of humans. Being helpful creatures of high intelligence, they are glad to be serving something bigger than themselves.
But what most humans no longer understand is how connected they are to all that is around them. They fail to see that all of people and things around them are an integral part of themselves, and that they are intimately connected to all that is, ever was, or ever will be. The universe responds to their will. Things are only as they would like to see them. But recently, the human has become confused, forgotten its origin, and lost his sense of connectedness and power. One could blame the rulers and their psychological manipulation who have severed this connection, so as to connect humans to their systems of power and control. But none of this really matters.
(quilt, ex nihilo by Linda Henke)
What does matter is where every human wants to go from here. There is a blank slate upon which humanity can write its destiny. There are many choices that can be made by each individual that will have massive effects upon the whole. The will of an a non-living human inventions, such as governments and banks, hold no power over the will of one fully realized human. This human becomes an actor on the stage of life, no longer relegated to a bit part in some morality play. With the power of its will, the human is able to become the creator of reality, painting the pictures of its dreams.
I am optimistic as to what humanity will create. The odds may look bad, but it is never smart to bet against the human spirit. It is has a great history with a family tree that goes back to the dawn of time. Every single thing has happened in such a way as to give rise to us – allowing us to be here experiencing the beauty of it all. Not one of our ancestors ever dropped the ball, all the way back to when we were but single-celled organisms making our way, and even beyond that to the genesis of it all.
We began our current individual existence as a single-cell of life. At that stage, we knew of the connectedness of all things. We still do, but have a hard time explaining it in the language we learned later in life as the connection is something much more basic and primal. It is what we feel deep in our hearts as emotions. How wondrous that we shed water droplets when we are sad and laugh when happy. To better describe these feelings artists have come along to paint life with vibrations of all sorts, affecting all of our senses. These are the magic makers.
(Alex Grey yet again)
These special, connected people usually tell us that there is no need to worry. For even if our worst nightmares come to pass, at the end of this life, we can return to the place from where we came – our true home. Any material that one might be afraid to lose doesn’t matter there, in the world of spirit. But what do I know? I have had but twenty five years on this planet. And yet, even if it were to all end tomorrow, I would be glad that I got to see and experience it all, to play my part, with all of the good and bad and the ups and downs. These things help us to understand that we are but frequencies of energy, vibrating in space, making music with each other and with the universe.
If we do what we know to be right, following what we know to be true, we will not be led astray. We will be heroes of the human race and shining stars in the sky.
Peace is achievable, but it is not some state of affairs external to yourself. Peace be with you.