Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ahriman in the 21st Century

I have recently come across references to a 'figure' known as 'Ahriman' - especially since I am currently reading some Rudolf Steiner. Steiner himself published detailed studies on Ahriman, whom Steiner said was a spiritual entity associated with materialism. Ahriman fulfills the role of influencing and undermining events which occur in contemporary society (see Steiner's 'Ahriman')

An online essay also has some provoking details about Ahriman: The Advent of Ahriman: An Essay on the Deep Forces behind the World-Crisis (Posted May 1997 by Robert S. Mason; Last revised August 18, 2007.)discusses Ahriman's influence on the western world in depth. I say the 'western world' especially since Ahriman's influence deals with promoting materialism and narrow-mindedness in political and economic life. Although there is much in the article which I do not personally agree with, I still feel it is significant in that it raises an alternative view to many of the ills spreading in present socio-cultural life. I will quote from the article at length, which begins with the following outline:

In the social-cultural sphere, Ahriman's influence is apparent everywhere, especially strong and growing stronger throughout the Twentieth Century. Chief among the Ahrimanic trends are:

* Antagonistic nationalism based on ethnicity. (Moderate folk-nationalism was a progressive principle in the past, but ethnic nationalism is retrogressive and destructive today.)
* Dogmatic party politics, engendering hatred and bitterness arising from the refusal to see other, equally valid (or invalid) points of view
* The subjugation of cultural life (e.g. medicine, education, research, criminal jurisprudence) to political and economic power
* The mechanization of the political state, bound by rigid laws everywhere, with little place for free human initiative
* In everyday life: Philistinism, tedium, and alienation, lack of interest in one's work, even in intellectual work (Ahriman wants knowledge to be devoid of warm human interest and connection, to be stored in libraries and not to live in human souls.)
* In medicine: materialistic, mechanistic (and atrocious) experimentalism and treatment, without understanding of the living human individual (The related practice of embalming corpses tends to bind the human entity to earth; this is an Ahrimanic reflection of ancient Egyptian mummification.)
* In social science: blind acceptance of statistics, and the belief that the satisfaction of economic needs by itself will secure human welfare
* In economics: the subjugation of all living and human interests to the inhuman, impersonal mechanism of profit-seeking, to the "artificial person" of the corporation (In the USA this has reached such a state that the humanizing influence of the labor movement is being obliterated, and the exigencies of "making a living", along with other destructive Ahrimanic trends, are destroying the human family -- this in the so-called "richest country in the world". (A perspicacious American folk-wisdom has coined the phrase "the Almighty Dollar".) The Ahrimanic "Mammon" is archetypally the god of "filthy lucre" and of the power of money over life, as well as of all low and dark forces; his hosts also attack the human body and soul to corrupt and destroy them.)
* In the Christian religion: narrow, simplistic interpretation of the Gospels, without appreciation for the occult wisdom needed for an approach to the deep mysteries of the Christ Being
* In literature: books inspired directly by Ahriman, works of great intelligence that further Ahriman's goals (e.g. some parts of Nietzsche's Antichrist and Ecce Homo)
* In technics: very refined developments, but directed only at satisfying animal needs, promoting human immersion in the sense-world to the exclusion of the supersensible
* In world-view: Men as animals, animals (and all living things) as mechanisms, the non-existence of soul and spirit, and the non-existence of moral reality: amoralism.

Interestingly, the article later goes on to say that:

Steiner says that the Ahrimanic incarnation will happen the West in the Third Millennium. In his nomenclature "West" means primarily Britain and English-speaking America. There is ample reason to suspect that the destined place for this event is (North) America, for the effect of the American natural environment on the human body and soul especially favors Ahrimanic tendencies. According to Steiner's insights, each of the various regions of the earth has its unique effect upon the human organism. In America the Ahrimanic influence is strong, rising from the center of the earth, carried by electromagnetism...

Later still I find it useful to see that there is a constructive side to Ahriman's influence:

...But Ahriman's incarnation need not be an evil event, as he wishes it to be. This incarnation is necessary in human and earthly evolution, and it can be turned toward the good, if mankind meets it in the right way: On the mundane level, we can remedy Ahrimanic tedium in the work-life and the intellectual life, by filling them with warm, Luciferic enthusiasm, by finding what is interesting in them, by getting ourselves interested in objective, impersonal facts and processes. On the psychological level, we can remedy Luciferic subjectivity and fiery emotionalism by observing ourselves coolly, as we would an external natural process...

...The fundamental principle in this, the Consciousness Soul Epoch, is the emergence in the Man of conscious, individualized, independent thinking.

Significant then is the implication that these times can also be turned towards stimulating our own psychic growth and evolution towards higher conscious awareness. In times of turbulence then, there are opportunities for dynamic and accelerated growth. This, surely, is the direction of our focus and efforts?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Nibiru and Anunnaki

There is plenty of material available on the Nibiru and Anunnaki connection, such as the book We Are the Nibiruans: Return of the 12th Planet by Jelaila Starr. This book, and related material, such as by Zecharia Sitchin, are interesting for 'alternative history' readings of the possible origins of humankind. For a highly recommended sci-fi reading on this theme I would suggest Doris Lessings 'Shikasta' (although not a light read).

A good 5 minute video overview is available from this video below, courtesy of 'Grey':

2012, Nibiru, Anunnaki and Reptilian Bloodlines

And thanks to Surfing the Tao for recommending!

Friday, August 24, 2007

We have the Heart

Here for the party, here for the push,
here for the leap, here for the leaving.

Putting the players into precise position,
arranging, re-arranging the strategic battle lines.

Increasing paranoia, rising climatic fear,
they plan to infect us, inject us, poison the Piper’s heart.

Yet we’ve been in on the game for a long time,
from the very beginnings of our serpent past.

They have the scheming, we have the subtlety,
they have slyness, we have the Heart…

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Are We Real?

Are We Real? This is the central question in the Simulation Hypothesis - this is Nick Bostrom's hypothesis that we are living in a computer simulated universe similar to how artificial life operates within a computer. Now, this does kind of stamps all over notions of 'the human spirit' - yet in a strange way it still allows for ideas of 'spiritual' and 'conscious evolution' growth. Perhaps this represents the ultimate in Free Will - a simulation experiment that self-evolves into Intelligence. Whilst there is a deep part of my inner self that cannot accept the Simulation Hypothesis, I still enjoy the wrangles it produces, and like to dip my toes into these debates.

So below are extracts from YouTube that show, in total, a one hour program of the “What We Still Don’t Know” series from the UK’s Channel Four. In this one - Are We Real? - astronomer Martin Rees explains Nick Bostrom’s Simulation Hypothesis with interviews with cosmologists and philosophers. Let your simulation enjoy!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Thinking Blogging, Thinking Future

And it is a welcome return to the 'grid' - albeit in a ambiguous way. Good to both be away from Internet and mobile phones for a while, and back into natural 'human' social networking. Yet necessary - for me - to return into information immersion so that I keep aware of spiraling events. And lovely to return to a 'Thinking Blogger' nomination from my friend A.V. over at Surfing the Tao - thanks A.V.!

This helped to remind me that I began this blog over 4 years ago - in March 2003 when blogging was a relatively new phenomenon - and when Blogger only provided the very basics for free... I began by wishing to talk about 'ideas of our conscious evolution' - with discussions based mainly around spiritual matters, delving into DNA vibrations, shamanism, transcendentalism, etc - since then I have shifted 'careers' into a sociological direction and now have interests in emerging technologies, military technologies, electromagnetism, mind control, alternative history, and non-terrestrial Intelligences. What a transformation it has been!

The 'learning curve' just never stops. And for my part, I shall now nominate 5 Thinking Bloggers of my own, in no particular order (or perhaps alphabetical!). May the meme continue...

1. Accelerating Future - Michael Anissimov has a great blog on transhumanism and emerging technologies which always produces well-written, informed, and highly lucid accounts - both supportive and critical - that keeps the reader up-to-date on the latest news and debates. Great posts here.

2. Open the Future - Jamais Cascio was one of the co-founders of the ground-breaking site Worldchanging, which was one of the first blogsites to really utilise the blogosphere for collective thinking and action. He has since moved on to futurist matters and as a freelance futurist consultant offers some wonderful insights into our rapidly emerging future possibilities.

3. Sentient Developments - another great transhumanist blog from writer/thinker/speaker George Dvorsky. Again, this blog keeps the reader up-to-date with the very latest debates in this tech-humanist realm.

4. Spy Blog - subtitled as 'Watching Them, Watching Us' this great informative blogsite does a terrific job in keeping people informed about state surveillance and the latest ironies in this devious arena. Lots of good news snippets here that are timely and right on the ball.

5. Subtopia - Bryan Finoki's site has always been an inspirational site to follow. Finoki, who self-confesses to be 'just obsessed with architecture', tracks the world of military urbanism - an emerging world of borders, barricades, underground facilities, urban hideaways, and architectures of constraint and restriction. Always full of thought-provoking pictures. Thanks Bryan!

So thats my 5 nominations done. Should you choose to participate in this meme, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging.
  1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to five blogs that make you think.

  2. Link to this post [the Thinking Blogger] so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.

  3. Optional: Proudly display the Thinking Blogger Award with a link to the post that you wrote (available in silver or gold version).

It only leaves me to say - the future is always worth living for. Out of all the moments/epochs in our recorded history I have to say that I am very glad to be a witness in this one as for me it will turn out to be the most significant: there is a great transformation underway, and all history has been leading up to this point. Let Us Be Witness - With Heart.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


A quick note to say that I am 'off the grid' for the next 2 weeks as I lie quiet in retreat away from communications...


Friday, August 03, 2007

Electromagnetic Warfare

This History Channel documentary has been around for a while, yet I thought I should at least make a link to it as its still worth 45 minutes of a viewer's time... or I could be wrong? Enjoy, yet do not let these issues detract from the greater weapon we have inside of us all...