The eternal One, seeking manifestation, flows into nature and satisfies its hunger, so that the fire of nature bursts into light and divinely illumined consciousness. Thus faith is not an historical science, that a man should make articles [of belief] for himself, and hang upon those alone, and force his mind into the workings of his reason: but it is one spirit with God, for the Holy Spirit works in the spirit of faith. True faith is a power of God, one spirit with God. It works in God and with God, and is free and bound to no articles [of belief], but only to true love, from which it fetches the strength and power of its life; it does not lie in human fancies.
The Nature of the Archons – You may think this sounds confused; not at all. It is our habit to project onto another all our fears and unconscious limited understandings so we can see more clearly our own maladies. We create outside ourselves what lives within, and we do it quite well. We are master creators regardless of our awareness. In fact, until we look inside ourselves and identify this madness that separates us from each other, we are doomed to continue this same stale existence. Unfortunately, there is no limit to the number of times we can blow each other up. We are living in fear, interfacing with our world not from our core essence, our divinity; but instead, we live out of a collective wounding.
The archons controls the three physical chakras
The Archonic energies are able to work through our lower chakras
To overcome the Archons, one need to overcome the three lower chakras
Earth is the last planet to be freed from the Dark Forces, there can be no new Archon invasion. Although the Light’s victory over the dark is guaranteed, and all negative timelines are now gone, we still need to be careful. Archons on the astral plane will continue to exert pressure on the psychological weak spots of the awake beings of the Light in order to cause divisions among the Light Workers. It serves them well if they can create minor conflicts between tie Light Workers which will take our minds off of bringing down the Dark Agendas of Control and Mind Control on planet Earth.
Spiritual evolution is the progressive advance of mankind toward a state of things in which the light of ethical perfection shall be reflected from the face of human society; that is, in which all men shall live and move and have their being in mu-tually promoting the highest life of each and all. It means that the object of social reformation shall not be a mere change in the conditions under which men live, but a change in human nature itself. It means that we shall look forward consciously to the breaking forth of new powers in ourselves, to the release, through our own efforts, of capacities dimly latent in us.
There are other absurdities too in holding the illusion as a duality of the real and unreal. Then , the cognition. This is silver ‘ can never be an illusion, as it affirms the real. To contend still it is an illusion because the dual is mistaken as real.
When we are living consciously and in light of our deepest essence, there is no need to look outside ourselves for supportive understanding or in fear of judgment. We have only to rest in knowing wisdom is transcendent, found in the core of our soul. Instead we look to religion, philosophy, infinite fact-finding, and no doubt, some fiction to find our way.
We had only to click our heels together to find our grounding and center in the Divine. Duality has served its purpose during our evolution. It has kept us, in the best of cases, living in peace and harmony with each other and, in the worst of cases, at war with others and ourselves. It commands boundaries, along with rules and regulations that are meant to keep us safe and guide us mindlessly through the cookbook of living.
The message has been “follow the recipe of duality for a good and happy life now and in the hereafter, amen.” The problem with recipe living is, we are robbed of our soul’s expression. Creativity is lost, and we look more now like clones, losing the piece that is uniquely ours to bring into the world.
The symphony waiting to be heard by our planet, created by the singular notes of our diversity, has sadly never been written. The melody of our past, in some respects, is a strangely flat work devoid of dimension. We are here to create, not conform. Conformity is safe, and creativity is delightfully messy in its process.
Sadly, many of us have forgotten why we signed up to come to the planet in the first place. Fortunately, this is changing, and we are on the cusp of all consciousness shifting an octave higher, maybe more. The energy on our planet is speeding up, sometimes uncomfortably so. It’s a “shake, rattle, and roll” kind of transition, which can be disconcerting.
Through the looking glass, past the illusion created by our ego, there is a profound wisdom waiting to be born. Our vision, altered by the ego’s creation, will soon be shattered by our soul’s evolution. The earth is awakening. There was a brief quickening, a felt presence of new life; then we were thrown into the sudden and powerful phase of transition leaving no mystery. New birth is certain.
We are still looking through the filter of our own ego. One does not have to fight a war to experience the wounding of a warrior.
Once we step through the looking glass, we become aware of the other, apart from ourselves. We are now asked to perform according to the rules of the day, the group-established norms. No matter where our tribe or continent, we all participate in this contest while being judged. Like the three stooges, we are poked, slapped, and undermined by those in power—or at least those in perceived power.
You may think this sounds confused; not at all. It is our habit to project onto another all our fears and unconscious limited understandings so we can see more clearly our own maladies. We create outside ourselves what lives within, and we do it quite well. We are master creators regardless of our awareness.
In fact, until we look inside ourselves and identify this madness that separates us from each other, we are doomed to continue this same stale existence. Unfortunately, there is no limit to the number of times we can blow each other up. We are living in fear, interfacing with our world not from our core essence, our divinity; but instead, we live out of a collective wounding.
Until we can enter within and hold gently and without judgment that part of ourselves that we fear most, exposing the darkness, we will continue to point to others out there and create tighter, more protective boundaries. The witch trials of Salem have never stopped. We did not learn from this time, and even now, we are “burning at the stake” those who embody understandings that challenge our left-brained expression of life.
We live from a tribal perspective, molded from a very young age. This happens in part from observations, but maybe more importantly, from the permeating group mind that is in constant interplay with the unconscious. This influence spreads like a virus from person to person, generating old fears in new ways.
We are preoccupied and pre-progammed, keeping rhythm with a beat not our own, and in so doing, we forget our own song.
When we learn to overcome evil with good , then only have we risen above the duality of existence: pleasure and pain.
Because of CONTROL human race has therefore become the instrument of the illusion of dualism.
The Nature of the Archons
Accordning the Scriptures, the spiritual struggle of the Christians is against superhuman forces. According to Eph. 6: 11, these are the forces of the devil. The gnostics personified and identified these superhuman forces as the archons. The gnostic contends against the archons in his fight for salvation, and because he has to fight against them, it is important that he knows their nature. Knowledge of the true nature of the archons is the gnostic’s weapon against them, and will lead to his salvation from them. The quotation from Paul gives weight to the topic and places it in a soteriological context. The gnostics’ meditation upon the nature of the archons is part of the salvatory process.
The Second Introduction (86: 26 87: 11) This part of the treatise contains a topic also found in the apocalyptic part of the treatise, where it appears in a more relevant context (see above pp. 6 —8). Differences in the two passages show that they do not stem from the same source. The passage 86: 26 —87: 11 introduces the archons represented by their source, the great archon. This is a classical myth in gnostic literature. The chief archon falsely believes himself to be the only God and cries: “It is I who am God; there is none [apart from trier (86: 34-31). This mistake demonstrates his blindness, and is immediately corrected by the voice from Imperishability: “You are mistaken, Samael (which is, `god of the blind’)” (87: 3 —4). The aim of the passage is to furnish a second introduction into the main theme : the reader is told of the basic characteristics of the archons, the chief of which is blindness. This is a blindness towards the World Above.
The archons are weak and without knowledge concerning God and the pneumatic world. The archons are not aware of the difference between these two worlds, and the Father uses this lack of knowledge in his plan for salvation.
The creation of the intelligible world “Within limitless realms dwells Imperishability. Sophia who is called Pistis, wanted to create something, alone without her consort; and her product was a celestial thing. A veil exists between the World Above and the realms that are below.
Sophia’s creation is projected through the veil between the World Above and the realms below (94: 8_1 0)60 61. In the next stage of the cosmogony, a shadow (haibes) comes into being beneath the veil and becomes matter (94: 10 —13). A comparison between the anthropogony and the cosmogony shows a similarity in the process of creation : Adam was created as a modelled form of an image reflected in the waters, an image of a pneumatic entity. In this case, the image is in the stage between the pneumatic female and the human body formed into matter.
The World Above is, in keeping with prevalent gnostic thought, eternal and not created.
Thus, weakness, ignorance and blindness are expressions of the archons’ lack of understanding and of their place in the lowest ontological level. Even more negative characteristics are added to these: because of their weakness, the archons want to demonstrate power; hence their ignorance and blindness lead to arrogance and envy. Power, arrogance and envy are the archons’ agressive characteristics which drive them to expand their area of domination and to fight for its maintainance. Arrogance (authadis, mntjasihit) is another consequence of their blindness. This characteristic is also connected with the initial boasting of the demiurge, both in the introduction and in the cosmogony (86: 29; 94: 17, 21). The archon, in his blindness, not only cannot see, but also does not want to see.
The archons are blind; but Adam and Eve, when they have eaten from the tree of knowledge, experience the fulfillment of the serpent’s promise “rather your eyes shall open” (90: 8 —9): they recognize the difference between good and evil (90: 9 —10). Therefore the archons become envious of man just as the serpent forsaw (90: 7 —8). This is a new feature of the archons’ nature, revealed by the paradise account: The archons are envious (phtkonos)83. They are envious of Adam and Eve, who are now capable of discerning between pneumatic reality and its imitation, because the archons themselves are not capable of this knowledge. Envy as a fundamental characteristic in the archontic nature is also evident in Ialdabaoth’s envy of the glory and exaltation of Sabaoth (kik erof, 96: 3-5). From this time, Envy (kik) exists in the world and engenders Death (96: 6 —9). The same type of envy as was presented in the paradise account is demonstrated here by Ialdabaoth: The envy those lacking knowledge have of those possessing knowledge.
Like the body, the soul too is a creation of the Archons, who endowed it with their own evil natures. Only the pneuma , the divine spark consisting of Lightsubstance, is pure. In the vast upheaval which preceded the creation of the world , particles of this Light – substance became entrapped in the material universe . The human body was formed specifically to hold these particles and prevent their escape. Salvation thus consists of liberating the pneuma from its bodily prison so that it may ascend to God .
In our deepest core, we are sparks of divine light trapped in material bodies. we have forgotten who we are because we have become drunk (ignorance).
The anguish of our world is traceable back to a great battle that took place before the creation of the present material universe. Long ago, long before our present world, light and darkness, good and evil, were once originally separate realms. How then did this terrible mixed-up world of ours come into being? According to Mani, border forces within the Kingdom of Darkness, instinctively drawn to the beauty of light across the frontier, plotted and succeeded in invading a segment of the Kingdom of Light. In response, God (or “the Father of Great-ness”) evoked emanations of his own light-substance and sent one of them, Primal Man, to turn back this invasion from the Kingdom of Darkness. In the great battle that followed, the forces of darkness succeeded in capturing and imprisoning this Primal Man.
Every person carries this cosmic battle of the Kingdom of Light and the Kingdom of Darkness within himself or herself. He claimed that we do not really know ourselves; we do not realize that, in our deepest core, we are sparks of divine light trapped in material bodies. We have forgotten who we are because we have become drunk from long years trapped in the dark delusions of the material world. Gnostic teaching opens us to the truth of ourselves.
Gnostic saw the task of redemption as a slow, painstaking recovery of the tiny tidbits of divine light trapped in matter. They viewed the visible universe as a vast light-processing plant, a place where the dross of dark matter can gradually and painstakingly be distilled away and shirked off and where tiny fragments of divine light can be recovered like precious diamonds from a subterranean mine. In the Manichean scheme of things, the sun and moon are two celestial refineries in this cosmic purification process: The sun and moon were established; they were placed on high [to] purify [the] soul. Daily they take up the purified part to the height; this sediment, however, they scrape [off and cast it below; and the] mixed [portion] they rotate, now above and now below.
The eternal One, seeking manifestation, flows into nature and satisfies its hunger, so that the fire of nature bursts into light and divinely illumined consciousness.
Thus faith is not an historical science, that a man should make articles [of belief] for himself, and hang upon those alone, and force his mind into the workings of his reason: but it is one spirit with God, for the Holy Spirit works in the spirit of faith. True faith is a power of God, one spirit with God. It works in God and with God, and is free and bound to no articles [of belief], but only to true love, from which it fetches the strength and power of its life; it does not lie in human fancies.