Friday, November 26, 2010

The Revolution of Consciousness

As the various structures of society begin to crumble and manifest their worthlessness, many people have begun to expand horizons and look to new (old) explanations for the nature of consciousness, the fabric of reality, and the origins of mankind and human civilization. New (old) spiritualities are emerging, in large part because quantum physics is redefining our understanding of reality, forcing us to re-examine ancient mysticisms which, in our ignorance, we dismissed as antiquated and primitive, replaced by the more "enlightened" and modern views of "god" that facilitated the fallacy that salvation rests upon something external - petitioning the creator or savior to influence your life in a positive fashion. And new sciences such as archeo-astronomy are redefining the current paradigm of human origins and the evolution of civilization.

These are the issues in life that, to me, represent true fulfillment, growth, and power. The keepers of the establishment faith, no matter if it's spiritual, scientific, or social, are lying to us, and purposely keeping us in darkness and ignorance as to who and what we are, who or what "god" is, and what our origins are - where we've come from, where we're going. The established order, having held power over us for so long, up until recently with so little effort, because they thought they figured out the secrets of the human mind, are desperately trying to keep us in ignorance and mental bondage. There are forces at play that are beyond their control so that, as they tighten their grip on us, like a handful of sand, we slip right through their fingers.

The more one learns about the secrets that are being withheld from us, the truths that are being hidden, the more one understands the motives involved. If we believe we are small, and powerless, we will seek answers and guidance from external sources; we will demand to be ruled. We will put our lives in the hands of others, and comfort ourselves in the ignorance of complete and utter lack of control. Jesus take the wheel. It’s in God’s hands. If we are taught to fear death, we will do anything asked of us so we can be secure. We will seek out enemies to destroy, usually imagined, and cheer as someone else destroys them for us. Feeling weak and ignorant and frightened, we enslave ourselves with little expenditure of energy and resources on the part of our masters.

What are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? These are questions that establishment faith and society and science have failed miserably in answering, likely willfully, yet these are questions that we must discover the answers to if we are ever to be free from our bondage.

The origins of man and civilization, at least as told by establishment archaeology, are a myth. The first and probably greatest fallacy that perpetuates this myth is Darwin's theory of linear evolution, which tells us that the earlier into history one delves, the more primitive civilization must - must - invariably be. Therefore when geologists, for example, determine that the Sphinx, as evident by rainwater erosion patterns in the limestone it was carved out of, must be more than twice the age given to it by establishment scientists, so-called "Egyptologists" scoff at the notion, grounded in real science though it may be. "Where is the rest of this civilization?" they ignorantly ask, as if it's the responsibility of the geologist to explain how scientific fact fits in with archaeological theory. Similarly, Robert Bauval has shown that the alignment of the Giza pyramids with the belt stars in the constellation Orion give a date far older – more than 7,000 years older – than 2450 BCE. "Where is the rest of this civilization?" How about the entire Giza necropolis? The "evidence" attributing the Great Pyramid to the 4th Dynasty pharaoh Khufu is so blatantly fraudulent it's a disgrace to the field of Egyptology that this is accepted dogma. Are they just wrong, or are they lying? And if they are lying, why?

What cannot be denied, even by lying Egyptologists, is the fact that, despite the so-called linear nature of human evolution, Egyptian civilization was at its peak very near its beginnings, and then slowly declined and decayed as the years progressed. Never is it considered how these people, supposedly having one foot in the hunter-gatherer aeon, could have walked out of their caves and climbed down from the trees and immediately discovered the knowledge not only to move massive, 50 to 100 ton stone megaliths over long distances allegedly before the wheel was even invented, not only to lift these massive blocks of limestone and granite hundreds of feet into the air, but to set them in place astrologically, geodetically, geometrically, and mathematically perfect. Their measurements were so flawless that modern engineers would be loathe to duplicate the feat, and with equipment supposedly 4,500 years more advanced than the Egyptians. This is more than a logical fallacy; it's a logical absurdity.

The appearance of civilizations at their peak, followed by a slow decline into darkness, is not a feature exclusive to Egypt. The Mayans, the Incans, the Sumerians, and many other civilizations, all mysteriously began at the peak of their civilization, and, no matter how old a civilization was, plunged into a dark age at essentially the same time. War, famine, disease, decay, were a common feature all over the world; no one was spared. What was the cause of this? If evolution is linear, shouldn’t the Egyptians have expanded their glory? Shouldn’t the Greek and Roman civilizations not fallen into decay? Ditto the Mayans, the Europeans, the Arabs, Chinese, Incans, etc?

New discoveries by serious archaeologists and scientists in other fields are showing that not only is Egypt much older than is believed, but that there were likely much older civilizations before them, which they and the aforementioned civilizations inherited their knowledge from. How old is civilization, really? What happened to these peoples, and why has their knowledge and accomplishments been lost?

Almost all ancient civilizations, though supposedly having no connection to each other, no way of communicating, feature very similar themes and symbolism in their so-called mythologies. One feature commonly found is knowledge, expressed symbolically and allegorically, of an imperceptibly slow motion of the stars known as precession of the equinoxes. Each year on the Autumnal equinox the sun rises in a certain constellation of the Zodiac. The transition from one constellation to the next takes approximately 2000 years, with the precession showing a one-degree shift in the sky every 72 years, or 56 arc seconds per year (56 arc seconds is about half the width of a toothpick held out at arms-length). The precession of the equinox through all 12 Zodiac constellations takes approximately 24,000 years. How could such primitive people have knowledge of this cosmic clock, which takes hundreds of thousands of lifetimes to traverse? How would they know it’s a cycle, if their civilizations had not been around long enough to observe it? Just how long were these astrological effects known of and observed? Why, and how, could this cosmological clock, as the ancients believed, affect the rise and fall of civilizations, and shifts in human consciousness between enlightenment and ignorance?

Throughout the millennia, all cultures applied allegories and symbols describing precession into their religions, myths and mysteries. The initiated and the wise viewed these stories as such; the laymen took them literally. This allowed the initiated to have great power and control over the layman; so it was in ancient times, so it is today. For even in modern religions, which we take to be more evolved and enlightened than the primitive and silly myths of the past, we see that the core beliefs are grounded in the same astrological allegory and symbolism. This is beyond the scope of this essay to document in detail, so I will provide a single profound example.

Jesus Christ was born just as the sun was passing from the age or "house" of Aries and into the age or "house" of Pisces in the precession of the equinoxes. On December 24th, just before dawn, look to the eastern horizon. There you will see the constellation Orion, with its three prominent belt stars. Follow the belt stars down to the star Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. Continue this line further and it points directly to where the sun will rise. The three kings (Orion’s belt) follow the star in the east (Sirius) to Jesus (the sun). The name Bethlehem literally translates into “house of bread”; “house” being the Zodiac sign the sun resides in for each 2,000 age. House of bread is another name given for the constellation Virgo, the virgin, who is usually shown holding a sheath of wheat. And so, Jesus was born of a virgin. On December 25th the sun is in the constellation Capricorn, the lamb: Jesus is the Lamb of God.

Jesus, the light of the world ... the light of life (John 8:12), represents the sun as it is “born” on or around December 25th, grows to adulthood, and then dies again in darkness on the Winter Solstice. This is why Jesus’ ministry, accompanied by his 12 “apostles” (signs of the Zodiac), lasts only a year. After the Summer Solstice, the sun moves further south each day, shortening the amount of sunlight and causing colder temperatures and the eventual death of all that is green and beautiful. The sun reaches its lowest point, or “dies”, on the Winter Solstice. At this point it resides in the area of the Crux, or cross, constellation, where it remains, at least perceivably, for 3 days, and then begins moving north again, signaling longer days, warmer weather, and the return to life. The sun of god died on the cross, was dead for three days, and then rose again. The cross you see on church steeples or jewelry is actually a pagan symbol for the cross of the Zodiac, with each line representing the equinoxes and the solstices, and the four seasons. Christianity is nothing more than a pagan astrological allegory. And not very original at that.

    [Bacchus (Dionysos)] was born of a virgin on the 25th of December; he performed great miracles for the good of mankind; particularly one in which he changed water into wine; he rode in a triumphal procession on an ass; he was put to death by the Titans, and rose again from the dead on the 25th of March: he was always called the Saviour. In his mysteries, he was shown to the people, as an infant is by the Christians at this day, on Christmas Day morning in Rome. - Ovid's Metamorphosis

As mentioned, Jesus represents the sun as it resides in the "house", or Zodiac sign, of Pisces, the fish. This is why fish symbolism is featured in Christian allegory. Jesus feeds the 5000 with five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus befriends two fishermen. When Jesus tells his apostles, “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world,” (Matthew 28:20 (KJV)) the word world is a mistranslation. The proper word is aeon, or age. Jesus, the personification of the sun in the house of Pisces, will be with us until that age passes into the new one. What is the new age? In Mark 14:13, when one of Jesus’ apostles asks him where the final Passover feast will be held, he answers, “Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him (into the house he enters).” The man bearing the pitcher of water is of course Aquarius; they will enter the house where the sun will dwell in the next age. This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Catchy tune. You probably never knew what they were talking about.

You can imagine the power the Church and other keepers of the faith would be robbed of were the followers of Christianity to discover these truths (and, miraculously, believe them). Imagine the chaos that would ensue were people to discover they had nothing to fear of Satan or hell or God’s wrath. Chaos for the powers that be, not for the rest of humanity. This is what’s laughable about those people (usually Christians) who hysterically claim that the global power elite want to destroy religion in favor of pantheism/Gaia worship. Nothing keeps people in fear and in control more effectively than organized religion – one-third of the global population adhering to Catholicism and Islam alone.

Where does all of this leave the question of “God” or the Creator? The deeper spiritual questions can only be discovered by the individual, and for my part my view of “God” will tie into everything I’m saying before you’re done reading.

    Millionaires don't use astrology, billionaires do! - J.P. Morgan

How could the precession of Zodiac signs through our sky over many thousands of years affect the rise and fall of human civilization? Aren’t we taught by the leading minds of our so-called enlightened society that astrology is a mundane and antiquated mythology that can’t possibly have any basis in scientific fact? But astrology is grounded in science, in ways we often take for granted. The spinning of the Earth causes night and day. The Earth’s orbit around the sun, coupled with the tilting of its axis, causes night and day to become longer and shorter, along with the seasons of the year. And it is a scientific fact that the full moon has an effect on human consciousness.

Perhaps it is not the sun’s position in different houses of the Zodiac on the Autumnal equinox that effects the consciousness of man, but the astrological mechanism that causes precession itself. The keepers of the scientific faith tell us that precession is caused by the subtle wobbling of the Earth due to gravitational pulls within the solar system, namely the sun and the moon. But the mathematics behind this have never added up, leaving the theory open to easy debunking by anyone who bothers to examine it. Yet the dogma persists, and the keepers of the faith would have you believe it’s not really that important anyway.

    As long as you still experience the stars as something above you, you still lack a viewpoint of knowledge. – Friedrich Nietzsche

The overwhelming majority of stars in the universe are part of at least a binary pair. Groundbreaking research by Walter Cruttenden and the Binary Research Institute are amassing evidence that, aside from their thorough debunking of the luna-solar precession theory, show that our sun is very likely in a binary orbit with another celestial body. It has not yet been determined what this body is, since it has yet to be observed directly. Many ancient cultures claimed to be aware that our sun orbited another body – the Sumerians called this star Nibiru (also Neberu) – and there are many celestial objects that have significant mass yet are difficult to see (black holes, for instance).

    Neberu is [Marduk’s] star which is bright in the sky. He controls the crossroads; they must look to him, saying, “He who kept crossing inside Tiamat without respite, Shall have Neberu as his name, grasping her middle. May he establish the paths of the heavenly stars, and may he Sheppard all the gods like sheep. – Enuma Elish, Tablet VII

Our 24,000 year orbit around this body causes the precession of the equinoxes. It is not the particular position of the sun relative to Zodiac signs in and of itself that causes the rise and fall of civilization, but the sun’s (and thus the Earth’s) position within its orbit around its celestial companion. All objects in the universe have an electromagnetic field, as well as their own characteristic frequencies based on their proportions and velocities, characteristics that make all celestial bodies and even the universe itself conscious entities. This is difficult to imagine because when we think of an organism we tend to anthropomorphize it, giving it human or animal qualities. But the definition of an organism is any object that can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, and maintain homeostasis. Our planet, our solar system, our galaxy, and the entire universe all function in this way. So do the sun, the Earth, our moon, and our theoretical companion star. Because our bodies and our minds have their own characteristic frequencies and electromagnetic fields, it should be expected that as we, on the Earth, orbit the sun, traveling the cosmos, orbiting not only the galactic center but also our theoretical solar companion, the shifts in the electromagnetic fields and frequencies we encounter cause shifts in consciousness. History bears this out.

The Hindu Vedass referred to this cycle as the Yuga cycle. Plato called it the Great Year. Both divided the 24,000-year cycle into 4 ages, or yugas. The Golden Age, or Satya Yuga, lasts 9,600 years, followed by the descending 3,600 year Silver Age/Treta Yuga, the descending 2,400 year Bronze Age/Dwapara Yuga, until at the bottom of the cycle we reach the 2,400 year Iron Age or Kali Yuga. Then begins the ascending Bronze/Dwapara and Silver/Treta ages, until the cycle begins anew with the Golden Age/Satya Yuga (see image, right).

The existence of a worldwide Dark Age, where ignorance, ego, materialism, war, famine and disease dominated consciousness and civilization, is an uncontested historical fact. Yet for some reason, all mentions of golden ages or ages of great enlightenment, when men were like gods, and lived extended lives in peace and harmony with each other and with nature, are dismissed as primitive mythology. But when we look at the chronology of the Great Year/Yuga cycle, the Dark Ages correspond perfectly, with the bottom of the Iron/Kali age occurring at about 500 CE, smack in the middle of the Dark Ages.

Determining if mankind was in the midst of a Golden Age which ended 8,000 years ago (before the established origins of human civilization) brings us back to the beginning of this essay. We know civilization is much older; we know that the ancients, in many ways, were even more advanced than we are today. You will never see these now proven facts in an establishment textbook, and yet the science is there; the evidence is irrefutable. How advanced were they, and why does so little of this advanced civilization remain?

This question returns us to the fallacy of Darwin’s theory of linear evolution, which tells us that civilization, no matter how old it really is, will by default be more primitive the further into history one delves. Even without overwhelming evidence to the contrary, this theory supposes that there are no physical or metaphysical variables involved in the equation; clearly this is not the case. For as mentioned even establishment archaeology cannot deny the fact that many of the great civilizations of the ancient world appeared at their peak. Linear evolution would suggest that, however this miracle was accomplished, these civilizations would only continue to advance, not decay and decline, as the inconvenient and irrefutable history shows.

Along with precession, almost all ancient creation myths, though originating from diverse cultures supposedly not connected (the Sumerians and the Olmec/Mayans, for example) mention global, extinction-level catastrophes, most notably the deluge commonly read from the book of Genesis in the Bible. So it can be safely assumed that this event occurred at least once. What was the cause? We can never attribute these to a singular cause, because we can never know for sure if it was a singular event, or occurred multiple times. Ancient texts show this was likely the case. It is possible, for example, that a salt-water planet found between Mars and Jupiter (where an asteroid belt currently resides, mysteriously never forming a planet), known as Tiamat or Phaeton was somehow destroyed, causing much of the planet’s water to rain down on Earth. However the theory I find most plausible is Charles H Hapgood’s crustal displacement theory.

Crustal displacement, or Earth crust displacement, can best be summed up simply by quoting Albert Einstein, who endorsed the theory by writing the foreword to Hapgood’s book, The Earth’s Shifting Crust. Einstein tells us

    In a polar region there is a continual deposition of ice, which is not symmetrically distributed about the pole. The Earth's rotation acts on these unsymmetrically deposited masses [of ice], and produces centrifugal momentum that is transmitted to the rigid crust of the Earth. The constantly increasing centrifugal momentum produced in this way will, when it has reached a certain point, produce a movement of the Earth's crust over the rest of the Earth's body, and this will displace the polar regions toward the equator.

Currently there is a massive imbalance in Polar ice, as the northern ice sheet remains relatively unchanged, while massive amounts of ice are being dumped onto the land mass of Antarctica at the South Pole. As this collection of ice amasses year after year at the South Pole, the Earth’s mass is thrown off balance, until eventually, as has been postulated to have happened before, the mass of ice will shift towards the equator, dragging the crust along with it and changing the latitudes of all the continents of the world. Some say this event is imminent. I personally don't agree. However the evidence it has occured before is strong.

Establishment history tells us of a massive, worldwide ice age that ended many thousands of years ago. It always vexed me how, on this planet Earth that, as far as we can tell, has the exact same orbit it did back then, global temperatures could have dropped to such an extreme for such a long period of time.

For while the glaciers “advanced” from the North Pole down to the middle of North America (known as the Wisconsin Glaciation), on the opposite side of the world, Siberia – a land today associated with harsh, unforgiving cold – was bathed in temperate, even sub-tropical conditions. We know this because, found in the permafrost, are animals and plants known to inhabit such regions; animals such as humans, saber tooth tigers, and the mammoth, which have been found flash frozen so quickly that the food remains in their stomachs undigested to this day.

How could their environment go from temperate/sub-tropical to harsh arctic so quickly as to kill these creatures in their tracks (they are so well preserved that people actually eat them)? Establishment geologists make no attempt to rectify this enigma; like all anomalies that do not fit into the established paradigm (rainwater erosion patterns on the Great Spinx, etc.), they are swept under the carpet. The ignorance and blind stupidity that allowed mankind to languish in the belief that the Earth was at the center of the universe, despite all evidence to the contrary (and despite this being a relatively new theory, for the ancients knew the Earth revolved around the sun), for over a thousand years, still persists in modern times. Or is it not ignorance, but blatant deception that is at play here?

Crustal displacement explains this anomaly quite simply. The ice age of many thousands of years ago never ended; it is taking place exactly where it always has: at the poles. It is not the ice sheets that moved, but the crust that shifted. Herein lies our explanation for the deluge. For such a shift would move uncountable tons of ice out of the arctic regions and into temperate and sub-tropical regions, causing the ice to melt far faster than it could re-accumulate on the new lands occupying the poles. Disaster ensues; entire civilizations, including one that likely existed on Antarctica, which would have been in temperate and sub-tropical regions prior to the shift, are destroyed, either by the slow accumulation of ice a mile thick on top of all their former glory, great earthquakes, the eruption of a "thousand Krakatoas at once", or the flood waters that sunk entire city states. This incidentally explains why, before Antarctica was officially “discovered” in the 1800’s, Ottoman cartographers possessed maps of Antarctica as it would appear without ice long before technology existed to make such a map. Many erroneously attribute this to some type of alien ice-penetrating mapping technology, but crustal shift is a more plausible explanation.

Could it be that the survivors of this “lost” continent (often referred to as Atlantis or Lemuria) fled to Egypt, Sumer, South and Central America, the British Isles, etc, and attempted to re-establish themselves, but without much of the knowledge, technology, and resources lost in this massive catastrophic event? Is this why Egyptian, Olmec, Incan, and Sumerian, et al, civilization arose at their peak, and then degenerated? Perhaps these are the attempts of a remnant of a destroyed and scattered civilization to rebuild itself. Is this why these various, supposedly unconnected cultures, long before sea travel is supposed to have been invented, shared many elements of symbolism, mythology, astronomy, and architecture? Is this why all of them universally speak of a golden age, or first time, as the Egyptians referred to it, where mankind lived longer, in harmony with nature, and possessed god-like powers and consciousness? Ancient Egyptian texts describe the “goddess” Isis moving massive blocks of stone by the power of her voice alone. Was the “technology” of the ancients a heightened consciousness; a mind more in tune with the nature of things, understanding matter, energy, and reality itself?

    Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistent one. – Albert Einstein

It is perhaps only because of discoveries in the field of quantum mechanics that we are free to ask such questions, though the keepers of the establishment faith – thoroughly discredited – hate it. Our masters want you to believe you are small, weak, and helpless, confined to the body you inhabit, and that reality is bound to your perception of it through the five senses. This is what David Icke has termed the five-sense conspiracy: the lie that reality only exists as you are able to perceive it. The establishment cannot stop our evolving awareness, as it passes into the ascending ages, discovering the relationship between reality and consciousness. Our companion star is drawing nearer to periapsis (the point at which an orbiting object is closest to the body it is orbiting), strengthening our interaction with its frequencies and electromagnetic field. Nothing can stop this.

Among the most important scientific discoveries ever is the measurement problem of quantum mechanics, also known as the observer effect. Scientific observation has shown that a sub-atomic particle only appears in a particular place when it is observed. To put it more simply, if you are not looking at an electron, for example, it is a wave of infinite possibilities. The simple act of observing it – the conscious act of measuring it – turns the electron into a particle. It’s not that the other infinite possibilities disappear; they exist in one of the infinite alternate realities where everything that can happen does happen in alternate universes (reality truly is stranger than fiction!). Reality does not exist out there, independent of the observer. It exists only in your mind.

    The conscious mind is a spin doctor ... not the commander in chief. - Steven Pinker

Ultimately the first and perfectly logical question that arises is, “If I’m creating reality in my mind, and everyone else is creating reality in their minds, how do we all experience the same reality simultaneously?” This question only makes sense within the current paradigm perpetrated by the keepers of the establishment order. This paradigm is a lie, that each of us is separate. How easy to conquer our minds if they are subjected to such division. To begin, it must be understood that the conscious mind only perceives and controls about 5% of your reality. That means that 95% of what's going on around you and in your mind is unknown to you. You are perceiving, you are creating, reality and you're completely unaware of it.

So what if we are all one consciousness, experiencing reality subjectively? What if the entire universe is one consciousness – all of it: the ether, the plasma, the energy, the matter, the planets and all life on all of them, the stars, the galaxies…everything? The quantum mechanical concept of entanglement shows us we are indeed connected. If two elementary particles are born from the same process, no matter how far away these two particles are removed from each other – even to opposite ends of the universe – what happens to one particle directly and immediately affects the other. This of course defies Einstein's law of the speed limit of the universe – the speed of light – and can only be explained if the space between the two particles does not exist because the two are not two but are in fact one. Now consider the universe, and everything in it. Every atom, every wave of energy, has one common origin: the Big Bang, out of which all that is arose. Therefore by this principle, everything created by that singular event is bound by the entanglement principle. We are in fact one.

It seems absurd because we think reality exists only as our five senses – what the Buddha referred to as the five hindrances – perceive it. Relativity and quantum mechanics shows that matter and energy are interchangable, that what we view as tangible and solid are actually illusory. The atom, and, we are discovering, sub-atomic particles composing the atom, are almost entirely empty space. And besides, how else do we reconcile the observer effect? How can we each as individuals create one reality that we all – including the animals and even plants and single-celled organisms – experience the same? Without consciousness, everything we see (and cannot see, which constitutes the overwhelming majority of the universe) would be nothing but a fog of infinite possibilities. Not a theory; observable scientific fact.

    Know, O man, that Light is thine heritage. Know that darkness is only a veil. Sealed in thine heart is brightness eternal, waiting the moment of freedom to conquer, waiting to rend the veil of the night. - Thoth, Fourth Emerald Tablet

The implications of this are astounding, and it is a truth the establishment powers are desperate to keep you from knowing. You are God. Not the “God” concept you have in your head, which is an allegorical concept never meant to be taken literally: this concept you have of an anthropomorphized deity figure, the bearded man in the sky who created the universe and watches everything you do, judging your life as you live it, dealing out punishment and reward for sinners and the saved. You are one with the universal consciousness that composes everything that is. You are one with your fellow man, one with all living things, one with all inanimate objects, one with the Earth, the moon, the sun, the planets, the galaxy, the universe; one is all and all is one. This is what (not who) "God" is. Give it whatever name you like.

As the cycle of the ages progresses and we move closer to a new Golden Age, the imagination teems with visions of what’s possible. Currently we only apply a meager percentage of our mind’s capabilities to our everyday existence. What will we be capable of as we are thrust into enlightenment, as we become more aware of who we are and what our place in the universe is, and the nature of reality and of consciousness? Perhaps, like the "goddess" Isis, we’ll be able to move massive objects simply by the command of our voice.

    Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. – Matthew, 17:20

Perhaps we’ll be able to speak without words.

    The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” – Genesis 11:6-7

Maybe, as the Buddhists believe, we will remember the past lives we lived in ignorance, and, finally, reveling in the glow of perfect enlightenment, find amusement at how blind we once were.

    One step thou has gained on the long pathway upward, infinite now is the mountain of Light. Each step thou taketh but heightens the mountain; all of thy progress but lengthens the goal. Approach ye ever the infinite Wisdom, ever before thee recedes the goal. - Thoth, Second Emerald Tablet

The subjects covered here are far beyond the scope of a single essay. Not only have I read many books and articles covering these topics, as always, knowledge is a road traveled on, not a destination. I have more to learn, more to understand, and many, many veils to remove. Your path will be different, but seek truth, seek knowledge, not so that you may gain power over men, but because knowledge and wisdom and light is your birthright, your heritage.

The old established orders, the religious, social and scientific dogmas, are an antiquated and cruel remnant of a time when man dwelt in ignorance. Participation in and attempting to facilitate these institutions in an effort to perfect them only perpetuates our bondage. As human consciousness elevates, we will discover that the only way to prepare for what's to come is to purify the spirit. May we all discover this sooner, rather than later.