The Meeting of Nicodemus and Jesus (from The Flight of the Feathered Serpent book)

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Weak was the light of the earth that night, great was the light of Heaven.
Great was the flame of love in the heart of the Nazarene, great was the longing for the light in the heart of the Pharisee.

The following excerpt is from a book The Flight of the Feathered Serpent, which describes a meeting of Jesus and Nicodemus, supposedly described by Judas Iscariot. One of the Pharisees whom Jesus encountered in his life was Nicodemus. According to narrations, Nicodemus was not fanatical and close minded as many other Pharisees of the time, but was searching for truth and had strong longing for the Spirit. At the time, Judas was Nicodemus’s disciple, but after that meeting Nicodemus has sent Judas to go and study from Jesus, realizing that he is a much greater teacher who actually knows about the spiritual matters and how to reach salvation.

The way Judas described the meeting gives a glimpse of enormous depth that the Jesus have had and his influence on others. Here also Jesus gives some very important elements for awakening, like for example the necessity for the Son of Man to descend down/incarnates into a person, and then (after it grows and develops) ascending with the person back to heaven. But in order to do that, first the serpent needs to be lifted up in the wilderness (the Kundalini serpent raised amidst the chaos of the egos). According to the teachings of Samael Aun Weor, to be born again is to create the higher bodies in which higher parts of ones own Monad are incarnated. But in order to be born anew, one first needs to die, and this refers to the death of the inner defects (egos).

Here comes the excerpt of the meeting of Nicodemus and Jesus, from the Flight of the Feathered Serpent book:

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“And there was a man amongst the Pharisees whose name was Nicodemus, Prince of the Jews. Maya was his lineage, Maya was his heart, his thoughts were from the Mayab, they weren’t thoughts of clay, and he wept living tears. And he was austere in virtue in order to increase the treasures of the Lord and he tried to be just as his longing to make his faith living, was consuming him. Continue reading

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The Flight of the Feathered Serpent – A book review

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The Feathered Serpent must fly. When you know what the flight of the Feathered Serpent is, you will know what to do. Until then…make it clear that the Message of the Immortals vibrates throughout the centuries.

One of the spiritual books that had the most impact on me was The Flight of the Feathered Serpent, by Armando Cosani. He was a journalist in Spain during the Second World War, and after his injury he started going to church, turning to Jesus. It was then when he was approached and befriended by a mysterious person who throughout the time of their friendship did not introduce himself to him, but nevertheless they became great friends. Armando quickly saw the strangeness that was part of that man, as he was different to anyone he knew, different to all of his other friends, yet at the same time he also recognized his greatness. This mysterious person guided him in many of his day-to-day dealings, and at the end of their meetings he gave him a manuscript that he wanted him to publish. It was then known that the mysterious person was Judas Iscariot, one of the characters of the ancient drama that was played out over 2000 years ago.

The book consists of three parts. In first book Cosani writes about the part of his life when Judas was his friend. He speaks about the learning he went through while spending time with him during the Second World War.

Part two and three are manuscripts that Judas asked Armando to publish. Part two is a teaching of Judas to humanity. It is a profound spiritual text that shows his high inner level. In it he symbolically and literally speaks about the path to self-realization, about the pitfalls of humans, about the incredible rewards of the Spirit, and much more. The second book is written in layers, meaning that on the surface everyone can get something out of it, but it also has levels where those who can’t get more than the surface can still feel the profundity of the text. And then there are other levels of the book that can be understood depending on the development of consciousness of the reader and their capacity for comprehension. Continue reading

Dark Occult Influence in the Music Industry

Normally I don’t write about dark things here, but it has been on my mind for a while to write something about what has been happening for the past two decades in the pop music industry.

It happens that the dark side of occultism has infiltrated itself into many pores of human life, which includes politics, business, society, and now the entertainment industry. In this article I will focus only on what is happening in the music industry, by presenting three examples – performances by today’s superstars: Madona, Nicki Minay, and Katy Perry.

Unfortunately these days the presentation of dark occult symbolism and rituals (in both subtle and blatant way) has took a huge grip and interest among celebrities, some of which reflect the actual rituals that one can encounter in the lower dimensions, also known as the abyss. It is from there that the dark side of occultism is stemming from, and the popularization of it by the media is inundating and poisoning the minds of the masses.

Many people mention illuminati as the link through which these things get popularized. There certainly exist a hidden and powerful group who is connected to these lower dimensions and who has a tremendous influnce in people’s everyday life. The problem is however that many fantasies have been created around them by so many people today, that they easily enjoy their status among those higher up in society (who’s opinion is the only one that matters, such as established workers, scientists, doctors, and other “rational thinking” folks) as a mythical creatures that are existing only in the minds of the “crazy conspiracy theorists”. Nevertheless, the situation is very concerning, as their influence results in connecting the “innocent” masses to the lower and dark regions of their subconscious mind as well as that of the abyss. This then naturally makes them prone to a certain way of thinking and acting, and it opens them up to aggressiveness, passivity, ill-will, and extreme lustful behavior.

You can find many videos and articles on these topic that show some good examples, but unfortunately the majority of these has been created by fanatical religious people (mostly Christians) who only see one side of the story and want to eradicate not only the dark side of occultism, but esoteric matters as a whole. Having a strong flavor of conspiracy and one-sidedness, they too are being ridiculed. By talking about esotericism as a whole as something that is inherently evil and needs to be destroyed, they are doing more harm than good, and are perpetuating the mindset of the medieval times of witch hunt and heresy. In other words, “everything that is not as our priest tell us must be burned and destroyed.”

However, occultism/esotericism is a broad term for things pertaining to the other side of life, the side which we cannot perceive through our fives sense, but through the development of our non-physical potentialities. It is a knowledge that an aspirant of the Universal School of Life gradually gains after corresponding amount of inner work. The aspirant or initiate of the dark side gains the knowledge of darkness, while that of the side of light gains knowledge of both light and darkness, and of that which is beyond both. To want to eradicate everything that is occult also means to want to prevent people from reaching permanent peace, love, and happiness, as these states are reached with the techniques which centuries ago would be considered heretical, the techniques of  Gnosis.

Coming back to the presentation of the dark side in the music industry, I will start in the chronological order, where Nicky Minaj performed her song Roman’s holiday on Grammy awards 2012.

The song and the performance is about her being possessed by a demon, who is then helped by a priest and his ministers. There is a very dark element to the song and the way the priests and the ministers go about “helping” her. It portrays dark elements of the Catholic hierarchy, of the dark things imbued in one of the world’s most powerful institution, the Vatican.

 

The second video is Katty’s Perry Dark horse, performance on Grammy awards 2014

This one is much more symbolic, much more dark, and with a clear message coming from those in the dark side of occultism. It starts with Katty as a witch within the crystal ball, surrounded by demons who have her in their grip. In the later part of the performance upon Katty’s chest starts shining the Templar’s cross, indicating she is now representing one of the Knight templar. Soon afterwards the camera focuses on the projection on the screen in the background, which shows the sun falling down, and this is then followed by the end of the performance where Katty, representing a Knight Templar, gets burned at the stake. This video is revealed in a much greater detail in The Symbolic Burning of the Knight Templar article.
Here those behind the scene who are into the dark side of occultism depicted the victory of darkness (demoninc power) over light (here represented by the Knight Templars, a genuine spiritual order).

And the last performance I wanted to bring attention to is that of Madonna’s song Living for Love, at Grammy’s awards 2015.

The choreography of this performance is the same here as in other shows. It includes horned creatures and her as their master. In Brit’s Award performance she had a long black cloak, underneath which is a short and tight dress, making her desirable-looking, similar to the depiction of women at the dark ceremony in Kubrick’s film Eyes Wide Shut, a film after which he died). The horned creatures are portraying the demons from the lower dimensions. As soul starts developing towards the darkness, it starts acquiring animalistic characteristics, such as horns, tail, claws etc. Note at the beginning of the performance how the demons climbed the stairs towards where she was, using all four limbs, in the same way as animals are moving. The entire scene is charged with the atmosphere of lust, which is the main vibration of the abyss. How ironic it is that the name of the song is Living for Love. Perhaps the more appropriate name would be Living for Lust. The latter reflects much more the reality of her performance.

Conclusion

Important thing to understand here is that these things are not happening in one of the clubs of a city, but are taking place at one of the most distinguished awards, the Grammy Awards. They are not happening on some alternative metal concert, but are as mainstream as it gets. So why are these celebrities into these things? Why would they help transferring these malignant vibrations of their performances to the minds of the millions?
When taking into account that these are just some of the examples and that there is much more of it, it is obvious that the music industry is being heavily targeted by elites behind the scenes who have a great interest in occultism, especially the dark side of it. Unfortunate thing is that many of the celebrities then pick up this interest, seeing it as something elevated and superior. Even more so once they acknowledge that some of the richest men and women in the world are part of it.

The dark side of occultism connects those who are favoring and practicing it to the lowest of the spheres, to the heavy energies of  lust, fear, anger, and every other low states that are ruling the human psyche. The more the person is in it, the more bestial he or she becomes. It is such a sad thing that these type of things have become the mainstream. Luckily though, being aware of it means there is a chance to counter it, to neutralize it, to educate people about what is going on. Ultimately it is about self-transformation, about oneself becoming light, and then by ones own example helping others to follow your footsteps.

Astral projection to the Temple of Sphinx

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The following is an account of astral projection by one of the students of Samael Aun Weor, from Samael’s Q&A book called Beyond Death. I thought it may be inspiring to read this story it if you are looking for depth in astral projection, because it shows some of the many things that one can achieve with this wonderful ability of astral travel. Here it goes:

“On a certain occasion in the countryside when I was performing an exercise of meditation, I felt as if I was vibrating while leaving the body; then, suddenly I felt that I was flying at a great speed and arriving at Egypt in a couple of seconds. I landed close to the Sphinx and felt the heat of the sand in the soles of my feet, I was able to touch the enormous decayed stones of that gigantic monument. It was a great surprise for me to see such an open panorama and such a vivid perception of the sky, as well as a tenuous breeze from the Nile river that was blowing and moving some large, thin palms.

After a brief rest, I felt myself driven by a special attraction that lifted me from the floor; thus, floating, I soared approximately to the height of the nose of the Sphinx. In the nose I found a small opening; I entered through it and went down a set of steps that descended in very narrow manner ending at a chamber guarded by a brown-skinned guardian. He wore an apron and golden sandals. On his head he had a hairstyle with a golden diadem that resembled a cobra in the attitude of attack. In his right hand was a lance that hindered my passage. His very penetrating eyes were bluish green. He did not even pronounce a single word; he only examined me and performed a greeting pass which I answered; he smiled, took hold of the lance and with an amiable reverence allowed me to pass; I then penetrated into a great chamber where I heard very soft songs from a choir chanting prayers in the form of delectable hymns.

There was a pink colored smoke from incense in the environment, which smelled like an extract of red roses and which made my body vibrate from head to toes. There were also many Egyptian symbols on the walls, which—in spite of not understanding them—were very familiar to me. So, after observing the rich decoration of that chamber, which undoubtedly must be a very special temple, a gong sounded and three Masters appeared who had calm and venerable faces, yet very penetrating sight; two of them came dressed with yellow tunics and one with a very white tunic; after saluting me they welcomed me with a very fraternal hug.

Thereafter, they celebrated a Mass on an altar that was between two enormous columns and that had a great golden scarab that shone in the midst of the incense smoke. Then a crystalline water fountain, that I did not notice before, became illuminated; they guided me towards it, and in it I began to see my face as black and horribly bearded, like the face of an orangutan; then I saw many passages of my present life where I committed all types of sin; so, I ended up moaning and crying.

Later they admonished me and gave me advice in a symbolic manner. They gave me a scarab of solid gold; they put it on my right hand and closed it while pronouncing some words that I did not understand; then they told me to keep it and to become worthy of always having it by my side. Then, they blessed me and I returned to my body. Very impressed, I woke up instantaneously, without forgetting any detail to the present day.”

Is balance between good and evil necessary when seeking spiritual awakening?

At the First Touch of Winter, Summer Fades Away - Valentine Cameron PrinsepLot of books on spirituality these days claim how it is important to maintain the balance between “good“ and “evil“ side on the path to spiritual awakening. Sometimes an author (who may claim to be a guru, a spiritual being, or even a non-physical entity passing on its message) may appear to be knowledgeable and can also use occult/esoteric terminology, and sometimes they may even say something with deeper meaning or something you could find useful. These bits and pieces of usefulness may mislead a seeker who is looking for depth if they make conclusion about the value of the overall message based on that. Unless of course they have enough of inner experience with esoteric matters that would help them recognize the superficiality. If a person has this ability to discern, then they won’t only notice problems with such statements, but will also feel that the book/message overall is missing depth.

It is very popular these days to believe in the need for balance when it comes to spiritual progress, and the strong purporters of such beliefs point at symbology such as Ying/Yang as their justifications, as well as to nature. It’s true that balance is strongly embedded aspect of our universe, and nature itself can be a great source of inspiration, strength, healing, and even spiritual instructions (some patterns in the trees, waves, plants, etc. in themselves hold a teaching of a higher creational aspect). At the same time though nature is cruel, mechanical, and enslaving, and it keeps all beings under its command, bound to the physical dimension through the robotic subconscious elements which all creatures of the Earth possess.

Spiritual awakening is something else. As spiritual masters and sages have said, when moving towards awakening one is in fact liberating oneself from nature, from the subconscious drives such as lust, pride, anger, fear etc., and that requires a decision to sacrifice these dark aspects for the light to shine in us. You cannot have half the light and half the darkness and expect to achieve spiritual freedom, which is the freedom from Samsara (wheel of life, continuous return to this physical plane), because in order to achieve such freedom one needs to sacrifice the darkness for the light. As spiritual teacher Belsebuub once said, the darkness of the egos and the light of the Being are two incompatible substances. Thus, if your goal is the complete spiritual awakening, the decision must be made about which of these two you want.

For most people interested in spirituality complete awakening is not the goal, or at least on the deeper level they are not interested in it, while on the surface they may have convinced themselves that they are. And then it’s easy to justify oneself with the ever present notion of the “importance to have good and evil side balanced“. Another issue is that people are so unbalanced in favor of the darkness within that it would take years and years of hard work to even reach the real balance. Yet people think that they already have it, and that the only thing they need to do is to meditate, keep calm, and indulge less in the things they know are animalistic. In this way the spiritual work never even starts for most people, because they are too afraid of replacing their dark side with that of light.

The full awakening means to transcend nature, to transcend the emotions, thoughts and desires that keep us chained to this physical reality. By working in that direction we slowly free ourselves from nature’s grip, and then knowledge, wisdom and higher inner states of the Being become our guiding star that pushes us in the direction of the spiritual.

Mysteries of the Universe Written in Nature

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Wise men and women often said how one can get incredible knowledge just by studying the most minute things in nature, such as a leave of a tree, or a plant, a flower, a snail, and so on. If you take one of those things and really try to observe it with consciousness, with intention to learn about its secrets, you may find yourself getting intuitive insights. That happened because you used your consciousness to get the answers, rather than the mind/intellect. And because of a high probability that on a higher dimensional level we are all One consciousness, you and the object of your study connected on the spiritual level. Imagine then what knowledge can be gained by studying larger objects, such as a tree, a mountain, a cloud, a sea, or the stars.

The following excerpt is from Rudolf Steiner’s lecture, called The Easter festival in relation to the mysteries:

“Much of what is now human wisdom was, in ancient times, enclosed in the Temple walls. It escaped the Temple walls, it is written in the Ether of the World and is visible there as soon as a man rises to spiritual Imagination.

This imagination is, as it were, the interpreter of the secret of the stars.

Thus we may say, within the Ether of the World are written what were once upon a time the secrets of the Temples and we can read them imaginatively.

But we can also put it differently and it still remains the same. We can also say: “I rise in the starlit night and look up to the heavens and give myself up to the impression of it all.”

And if I have the necessary faculty, all that is contained in the forms of the constellations and in the movements of the planets is transformed as it were into a great cosmic script. And when we read the cosmic script a real content emerges…

These things are to be read entirely in the cosmic writing, when the stars mean more to us than something merely to be calculated mathematically and mechanically, namely when they become for us the letters of the cosmic script.”

Wakefulness

Erzengel Gabriel, Reni GuidoTo be awake. What does it mean to be awake? What does it mean to be here and now, to be completely and fully awake? Not to be awake is to be asleep, or half-awake. So much time of our daily life is spent in identification with thoughts and emotions, which inevitably bring about daydreaming. Considering all that, how much time of our lives are we truly awake? There are times when we can be, for our standards, very awake. In those moments it seems that time ceases – there is nothing else but the now, and the consciousness experiencing that eternal moment of life. When a person taps into that, they experience a true joy, possibly realizing that everything they considered happiness up until that moment is of a lesser quality, or not a true happiness at all.

We may say then that at that moment the person experienced a spiritual wakefulness, the wakefulness of life, of consciousness. What they experienced is based on their capacity to experience – what may be the maximum limit for that person could be an incipient level for a fully awakened Being.

How amazingly wonderful it is to become more and more awake, to raise up from the coffin into vibrant beauty of life. To be awake is to sacrifice those aspects within that drag us to sleep, those shadowy elements of our psyche, the heavy load. The following are the words of Buddha from the sacred text od Dhammapada, on wakefulness:

Wakefulness is the way to life.
The fool sleeps as if he were already dead,
but the master is awake and he lives forever.

He watches. He is clear. How happy he is!
For he sees the wakefulness is life.
How happy he is, following the path of the awakened.

With great perseverance he meditates,
seeking freedom and happiness.

So awake, reflect, watch. Work with care and attention.
Live in the way and the light will grow in you.

By watching and working the master makes for himself
an island which the flood cannot overwhelm.

The fool is careless. But the master guards his watching.
It is his most precious treasure.

He never gives in to desire. He meditates.
And in the strength of his resolve he discovers true happiness.

He overcomes desire – and from the tower of wisdom
he looks down with dispassion upon the sorrowing crowd.
From the mountaintop he looks down on those
who live close to the ground.

Mindful among the mindless,
awake while others dream,
swift as a race horse he outstrips the field.

By watching Indra became king of the gods.
How wonderful it is to watch, how foolish to sleep.

The beggar who guards his mind
and fears the waywardness of his thoughts
burns through every bond with the fire of his vigilance.

The beggar who guards his mind and fears his own confusion
cannot fall. He has found the way to peace.