Gnostic liberation knowledge from the Matrix and Archons
The ascent of the soul and the end of the world
A first major concept was “knowledge” (Gk. gnosis). It was a secret revealed knowl-edge to initiates, which had both liberat-ing and redeeming effects. The content of this gnosis consisted of basic insights into the divine nature of humanity and the cosmos. The possession of it freed the in-dividual from ignorance and bondage in the world.
A second characteristic was a cen-tral myth that certain humans possessed a divine spark, which proceeded from the divine realm and had fallen into our world. Second, the earth is the tragic re-sult of a downward movement from the divine realm.
Third, the recovery of this divine spark in the world by its own divine counterpart is necessary for liberation and redemption.
Like a diamond in mud, a divine spark hides within human inhabitants of this dark and ignorant world. Salvation for humans and the cosmos is accomplished when people receive gnosis about their divine origins through a Gnostic Redeemer, and when the divine soul takes its heavenly journey through the hostile spheres to be reunited in the divine realm.
Gnosticism can be delineated by a redeeming gnosis of mythology that explains the present dualism which separates the humans from their god. This separation is maintained by a biblical demiurge who facilitates the creation a well-ordered world that is meant to enslave humankind by assuring its continued ignorance.
Humans are generally ignorant of the divine spark resident within them. This ignorance is fostered in human nature by the influence of the false creator and his Archons, who together are intent upon keeping men and women ignorant of their true nature and destiny. Anything that causes us to remain attached to earthly things serves to keep us in enslavement to these lower cosmic rulers. Death releases the divine spark from its lowly prison, but if there has not been a substantial work of Gnosis undertaken by the soul prior to death, it becomes likely that the divine spark will be hurled back into, and then re-em-bodied within, the pangs and slavery of the physical world. Not all humans are spiritual (pneumatics) and thus ready for Gnosis and liberation. Some are earthbound and materialistic beings (hyletics), who recognize only the physical reality. Others live largely in their psyche (psychics). Such people usually mistake the Demiurge for the True God and have little or no awareness of the spiritual world beyond matter and mind.
The Gnostics believed that the soul was composed of an immaterial and imperishable crystalline substance. It emanated from the highest, finest realm and became entangled in the prison-house of the body and the spell of Earth.
The Gnostic text The Reality of Rulers makes clear that humans have Divine Particle, but the Archons do not. They want ours.
The Reality of the Rulers also says the evil Archons clothed man in a material body, a casket or tomb. The Archons contrived to keep Adam and Eve, along with their Divine Particles trapped in matter, enslaved forever in the wheel of reincarnation as tillers of the Garden of Eden. In this way humans serve the Archons.
Gnosticism is the sum of varying dualistic systems, in which a sharp distinction is drawn between, on the one hand, the highest divinity and his world of light, and on the other hand, our world, the cosmos, which is called the realm of darkness. Our world was not created by the divinity himself, but by inferior powers, the Archons, which were led by the Demiurge. The earth is surrounded by seven cosmic spheres, each of which is ruled by one of the Archons. Within the human being too a sharp distinction is drawn between body and spirit. Each person has a divine spark (pneuma), which comes from the divine world of light and has fallen into this world.
The Archons try with all their might to keep these sparks imprisoned on earth and in humans, so as to prevent them from ascending to the divinity, of which they were originally a part. The divine spark or inner person is asleep, but must awaken and be liberated by means of knowledge (gnosis) both concerning God and humanity and its world. This knowledge is gained when an envoy from the world of light manages to get past the Archons to wake up the inner person and give him or her gnosis, by means of which he can ascend and force the Archons to let him through.
Regarding the fate of the divine spark, the spirit within us, it will return to the Pleroma. In truth, it never really left, because it is the Pleroma. It is merely the archons’ veil of deception that gives us the illusion that we are not from the Pleroma, and are separated from it. God is at home, it is we who have gone out for a walk … and got lost in Dante’s dark wood along the way. Another feature of Gnostic soteriology is the idea that it involves an ascent through a series of planes in order to reach the transcendent realm of light. These planes are thought to be controlled by the archons and the aspiring Gnostic must carefully navigate a way past the archons who will do what they can to thwart the Gnostic’s efforts and keep him, or her, enslaved in the lower realms. In the Gnostic tradition, the Pleroma is considered “higher”, and the fallen world of the archons “lower”.
History unfolds in contests between the archonic powers, seeking to trap the spiritual power below, and the heavenly pow-ers above, seeking to free it. The treatise ends with the expectation that this revela-tion, brought by John to the other disciples, will ensure that they will know themselves as that “immovable race” whose destiny lies in the world of light above.
The treatise describes all the works of this archonic ruler as lacking real formative power. It is Pistis Sophia who gives form to his works, imitating the higher celes-tial world above. Her image, reflected in the waters below, inspires the archonic pow-ers to try to seize it. But, possessing only psychic and not spiritual power, they are unable to do so. They try to attract the spiritual female power by creating a male, thereby seeking to draw her down into the man as her male counterpart. But these plans reveal their ignorance of the vast gap that separates the inferior terrestrial from the higher celestial power.
This incitement of the powers to create a human is itself part of the redemptive plan of the celestial world to rescue the spiritual power that has gone out of it into the world below. But Adam can only crawl on the earth, be-cause of the inferior psychic nature given him by the rulers. Only when the Spirit comes down to dwell in him does he become a “living Soul.”
The rulers call the animals for Adam to name and then put him in the Garden to cultivate it. They order him not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, trying to keep him in ignorance of the true nature of reality. Telling him that he will die if he eats this fruit, they conceal the fact that only by knowing good and evil—that is, by knowing themselves as evil and the higher world above them as good—will he find true life.
The archons also cause him to fall into the sleep of ignorance, opening his side and withdrawing the spiritual power from him into a female, so that he is endowed only with soul.
When the Soul is cleared of negative emotional programming its vital creative energies are freed and awakened, and its evolutionary energies are unleashed. This creates a heightened vital force that flows through the physical DNA, activating or “turning on” the infrastructure of our spiritual DNA. These silicon-based structures, as yet undiscovered parts of the DNA, are activated when higher octaves of energy are liberated in the body. Represented by the upward pointing crescent of the diagram, these structures of our spiritual DNA become the foundation for the higher “body of light” that is produced when the spiritual DNA is fully charged and activated.
There was once a golden age of humanity. It was a time of harmony and bliss. Our ancient ancestors lived in perfect interconnectedness with each other and with the universe. There were no wars, no famines, no pollution; everyone just got along. Then the peace was rudely shattered. A sinister power began casting a dark shadow over humanity. A conspiracy was afoot. For millennia now, the conspirators have been secretly implementing an elaborate control system, designed to suppress our natural connection to the cosmos and keep us trapped in a state of constant fear and confusion. The modern world is a shrine to their hidden machinations. The mainstream media, the education system, science, politics, and Western medicine are all tools of the conspiracy, used to control our minds and keep us subservient.
Icke says, is just the outer rim of the rabbit hole. These earthly oppressors are merely the puppets of an even more sinister enemy. The true perpetrator of this heinous plot, according to Icke, is a race of interdimensional reptilian aliens called Archons. And the conspiracy, he says, goes beyond our five senses. The Archons feed off human energy like vampires. They have a particular taste for fear and hatred, and they harvest our darkest emotions by keeping us trapped within a virtual reality prison. Our universe is nothing more than a hologram, Icke explains, and the Archons have hacked into the very fabric of the cosmos. By controlling our perception of reality they can manipulate our thoughts at the source, keeping us trapped under their spell, in a constant state of bewilderment and fear, unwitting slaves to unseen masters. Things are looking bleak. We are within the Archons’ evil clutches. Humanity is teetering on the edge of total enslavement. Game over: The reptiles win.
But that doesn’t have to be our fate. There is a glimmer of hope. The Archons have one fatal weakness: They must work in the dark, in secret. When their plans are exposed to the light, Icke says, the spell is broken, and their control system will topple like a house of cards. And there’s a change in the air. More and more people are opening their minds, waking up, beginning to shake off the shackles of the Archons and their humanoid minions. If we keep up the momentum, the Archons will be defeated, and the shadow will be lifted. There will be a new dawn. Humanity will come together again as one consciousness, and we will reclaim our rightful place in the cosmos.
Reptilian reality becomes one of many dimensional realities inhabited with intelligent beings. Human, living on planet earth, you begin to see yourself as part of an inter-dimensional reality. Bring on the underworld myths, they no longer frighten. Bring on the hideous monsters, they no longer lurk in the dark. Bring on the next visit, you know you will easily return, wiser and more mature. It is not a matter of conquering the underworld dimension. It is not a matter of denying the underworld dimension. It is not a matter of demonizing the underworld dimension. Instead, it is simply a matter of owning the part of your human nature that is corded to its reality. In so doing, ancient knowledge, once secret and forbidden, opens to reveal its simplicity and truth. Ancient underworld knowledge includes innate human abilities to sense earth vibrations,
“The (alien) group” requires that we don’t develop our natural psychic senses (open the third eye and learn yoga science of liberation), because this would give us the ability to see beyond “the veil of ignorance” that’s been set in place around us for eons and thousends of years. With our natural psychic senses fully developed, we would begin to intuitively become aware of their presence and the lies that have distorted our perceptions of ourselves and our world for so long. Recognizing and developing our psychic abilities would free us from the clutches of any deceptions that they have used against us for most of our history. It has been deeply ingrained into the social fabric to doubt and even ridicule anyone who purports to have psychic powers. The commonly held belief that we don’t have these abilities is by itself the greatest impediment to our being able to develop and use them. The heart center is surrounded by what has been called the “veil of tears,” and it is the last veil to be cleared on the path of enlightenment. We learn then to see beyond the illusion and limitations of ordinary reality.
The redemption guaranteed by means of “knowledge”, in the sense of an escape from the entanglements of earthly existence, is first realized by the gnostic at the time of his death, for at this moment he encounters the everlasting, rewakening fact of re-lease from the fetters of the body, and is able to set out on the way to his true home. This process, familiar also in other reli-gions, is called the “ascent of the soul” or the “heavenly jour-ney of the soul”.
The reason for this lies in the existence of the powers which rule the world, the Archons, who try to impede the soul’s return in order to prevent the perfecting of the world of light and thus protract the world process.
So cruxifixation on the cross means the destruction of Error, who is personified ignorance here, and the gift of gnosis. This world feeding and fueling the state of ignorance. The archons entangle humanity in error and ignorance.
The final goal of redemption is the liberation of the Gnostic from his entanglement in earthly appetites.
Thus began a program of mind control — or soul enslavement — maintained by Samael and his “Archons” (rulers) which … Hence the soul became “entangled in the darkness of matter,” confined to bodily identification, and condemned to …
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Thus … the mystery for the breaking of all the seals (i.e., the formula) and all the bonds of the counterfeit of the spirit wherewith the Archons have bound it unto the soul.
Human beings, according to this view, are composed of a body and a soul, both of which belong to the material world, and a divine spark, or pneuma, which is the godly element within. As long as humans are kept in ignorance of their true position, by the demiurge, they continue to be prisoners. But, sometimes, messages from beyond the spheres are received by certain individuals who then become aware of their imprisonment and are able to pass the knowledge on to others. This knowledge, or gnosis, is the most important weapon in freeing the spirit from its bondage. It is not enough, however, for Gnostics merely to know that they are imprisoned. They also need to know the workings of the world that surrounds them so that they can be better equipped to overcome it, or so that they can use it in a positive way.
The fight is not physical it’s always mental (in your mind). That’s why people play with your mind, because they know it will cause you to react physically. If you master your mind people will not be able to contaminate your thoughts. They will not be able to cause you to step out of your Godly self. The enemy trying to keep the mind in bondage.
In Gnostic mythology, the archons are the demonic entities who create and govern the material world, in which the bright and spiritual elements are found mixed and imprisoned in those dark and bodily.